Is Rajinikanth's 'Jailer' Set for an Early OTT Release?
Word has it that the producers of "Jailer" struck a four-week deal with the renowned OTT platform Netflix, planning to launch the film online from September 7th.By: Tupaki Desk | 24 Aug 2023 3:59 AM GMT
Superstar Rajinikanth's latest film, "Jailer," has undoubtedly delighted his countless fans with a resounding success at the box office. The movie's triumph has been widespread, spanning Tamil Nadu, Telugu states, Karnataka, Kerala, and even overseas markets, raking in impressive profits for both the filmmakers and distributors.
However, recent reports suggest a somewhat disheartening twist in the form of an early OTT release. Word has it that the producers of "Jailer" struck a four-week deal with the renowned OTT platform Netflix, planning to launch the film online from September 7th. If these rumours hold true, this decision could potentially mar the film's extended run in theaters.
One might argue that the makers should have gauged the film's audience response before finalizing the OTT release date, possibly considering a delay of another couple of weeks. Notwithstanding this speculation, "Jailer" stands as a phenomenal hit at the box office.
It has secured a place among the top three highest-grossing films in the Kollywood industry, with only "2.0" ahead of it, followed by "Ponniyin Selvan 1." The film seems poised to surpass the staggering earnings of "Ponniyin Selvan 1," amounting to around 500 crore rupees, potentially securing the second position after "2.0."
The Tamil version of "Jailer" alone has set a record for all-time collections in its first week. When considering the cumulative collections from all language versions, it stands as Kollywood's second-best week, trailing only behind "2.0." Rajinikanth's electrifying presence, coupled with an enticing trailer and captivating cameos by Mohanlal and Shiva Rajkumar, has undoubtedly contributed to the immense buzz and audience engagement surrounding this action-packed entertainer.