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Shocking: No OTT Buyers For Kerala Story



Here is an ironic shocker about the  vagaries of  the entertainment  industry. By now every  boxofficeanalyst and trade  guru knows that  Sudipto Sen’s The Kerala Story is  a certifiable blockbuster.

 Hence on reading reports  that  The Kerala Storywill be  streaming  very  shortly , when I  touched base with  Sudipto, he  shocked me  with his response. “We still haven’t got  a suitable offer from any OTT platform for The Kerala Story.”

But what  about all the reports  of  the film being ready for streaming?

  Says Sudipto, “No no.That’s fakenews . We are still waiting for a good workable deal from any of  the main OTT  platforms. But so far, we have  not got any offer worth considering. It seems  the film industry has ganged up to punish us.”

 But punishment  for what? “Our boxoffice success has irked many sections of the  film industry.We have a feeling that a section of  the  entertainment industry has united to punish us for our success.”

When I  contacted one  of the  leading OTT platforms to  ask why a film as successful  The Kerala Story  has yet to get a digital outlet, the response was not surprising.  “We don’t want to get into anything  politically controversial.”


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