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Fahadh Faasil: “My Next Release Is For Theatres Only”

Malayali maverick actor Fahadh Faasil  is  adamant  on releasing  his next  film Malik which is a political drama about  coastal politics in Kerala,  in theatres only.

Explains Fahadh, “Last month  I had Irul and  Joji  on the streaming platform. On May 13 I’ve Malik on release in theatres. in which we take on the coastal politics of Kerala. It’s  a fictionalized  version of reality.”

   Fahadh  doesn’t want  Malik to be  talked about for  its political theme. “I don’t want  it discussed  for  its controversial  aspects. I’d like it to be  discussed not for its  politics but its cinematic merits. The  first 12 minutes of  Malik is one single  shot.And  that’s something I’d want the audience and critics to discuss.”

Fahadh whose Joji has  again won him rave  reviews believes  the  OTT platform and  movie theatres to be mutually exclusive outlets  for film to be released. “I still believe  that the two platforms  are  separate.I don’t think Joji would have worked   if released in theatres.I don’t think Joji would have  appealed to audiences who look for commercial aspects  in their cinema. Everything in Joji from the sound to the pace is designed for home  viewing. In fact I plan to  do a theatrical version of  my digital  film C U Soon.”

Incidentally  the Joji director Dileesh Pothan has a  role as an actor in Malik.

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