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Mammootty’s One to be released theatrically, no direct OTT release, say makers


Directed by Santosh Vishwanath, the film features the actor in the role of the chief minister of Kerala.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

The makers of Mammootty's upcoming Malayalam political drama, One (2020) have confirmed that they have no plans of releasing their film on any OTT platform and would instead wait for a theatrical release.

The makers issued an official statement confirming their stand. “We would like to bring it to your kind attention that we are not planning to release our movie, One through OTT platforms. We are looking at a theatrical release of One, once the pandemic situation settles down and we get back to normalcy. Taking a moment to express our gratitude and respect to everyone in the frontlines, relentlessly working to tackle the existing challenges. Until then, let's stay united in our distances," read the statement.

Directed by Santosh Vishwanath, One stars Mammootty in the role of Kerala’s chief minister. It is worth mentioning that the actor was recently seen playing the role of a chief minister in the YS Rajasekhar Reddy biopic, the Telugu film, Yatra (2019). The actor had also played the role of a chief minister in the Tamil film, Makkal Aatchi (1995)

The first look of One was unveiled last November. The poster featured Mammootty seated on a chair wearing glasses, a white shirt and dhoti. The name of his character is Kadakkal Chandran. One also stars Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Renji Panicker, Sreenivasan, Joju George and Murali Gopy and Ishaani Krishna in important roles.

The actor was last seen on screen in the Malayalam period film, Mamangam (2019). He had said in a media interaction that he accepted the project because he saw it as an opportunity to take the history of Mamangam to audiences. Directed by M Padmakumar, the film also featured Prachi Tehlan, Iniya, Unni Mukundan and Tarun Arora among others.