Chennai: After a roaring response on the film festival circuit, Mahesh Narayanan’s Malayalam film ‘Ariyippu’ is ready to stream on the OTT Netflix platform!
The film made history as the first Indian film in 17 years to compete at the Locarno Film Festival in the international competition section.
“Ariyippu” was also nominated for the 2022 Asia Pacific Screen Awards and premiered at the Busan International Film Festival on October 12.
“Ariyippu” centers on the life of a struggling Malayali couple who dream of emigrating out of the country for a better life. The film also explores the emotional, social, and marital imbalances in their relationship.
“Ariyippu” screened at the BFI London Film Festival, the Marrakech International Film Festival and the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.
Sharing his excitement for the film’s release on Netflix, director and producer Mahesh Narayanan said, “With the continued recognition and love for our film, we are extremely honored that Netflix is offering the film as a direct-to-digital in the around the world, which will always help moviegoers around the world to experience the film very soon.”
Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content, Netflix India, commented, “At Netflix, we are constantly working to deliver the most entertaining and engaging stories. the complex theme of a man-woman relationship retold by acclaimed director and producer Mahesh Narayanan through stellar performances by Divya Prabha and Kunnchacko Boban. Just as ‘Minnal Murali’ has won immense love across the globe, we want our members are won over by the dramatic universe of ‘Ariyippu’ on Netflix.”
This will also be Kunnchako Boban’s first direct OTT release.