Prime Video showcased its much-awaited first long-format Telugu Authentic collection, Dhootha on the ongoing 54th Worldwide Movie Competition of India (IFFI). The gala premiere was attended by the lead solid of the collection, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni and Parvathy Thiruvothu, producer Sharrath Marar of NorthStar Leisure Pvt. Ltd., and director Vikram Okay. Kumar, together with Sushant Sreeram, nation director, Prime Video, India. The premiere was additionally graced by Shri Prithul Kumar, Director – IFFI, MD, NFDC Ltd, Joint Secretary (Movies), Ministry of Info & Broadcasting, Authorities of India, and Smt. Delilah M. Lobo, Vice Chairman of Leisure Society of Goa.
The supernatural suspense thriller options an achieved ensemble solid, that additionally contains Priya Bhavani Shanker, and Prachi Desai in pivotal roles. Dhootha marks the streaming debut of Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, and can be Parvathy Thiruvothu`s foray in Telugu cinema. The collection is ready to premiere solely on Prime Video in India and greater than 240 nations and territories worldwide on December 1.
“We’re honored and proud to carry Dhootha to a platform as prestigious as IFFI. At Prime Video, our foremost mission is to entertain each single buyer, throughout geographies, age-groups, and languages. So, we knew it was the proper title to mark our foray into the Telugu long-format content material area,” mentioned Sushant Sreeram, nation director, Prime Video, India. “This supernatural suspense-thriller is unpredictable, taut, intense and intensely absorbing. Whether or not you’re a hardcore fan of the style or simply take pleasure in watching thrilling narratives, supernatural and paranormal themes, Dhootha guarantees to captivate you.”
Speaking about his streaming debut, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni mentioned, “I couldn’t have requested for a greater collection to make my streaming debut. As an actor I eat a number of content material on OTT, and at all times needed to discover the area. The collaborative facet of working in a collection with a extra prolonged engagement with the identical character and fellow actors, is intriguing and refreshing. Courtesy of the attain of Prime Video, tales from everywhere in the nation and completely different areas and languages are reaching a worldwide viewers, which is a superb alternative for any artist.”
Speaking about her choice to be part of Dhootha, Parvathy Thiruvothu mentioned, “I’m a fan of suspenseful thrillers, however the choice to be part of Dhootha was extra of the script selecting me than me selecting it. Dhootha is not like something I’ve carried out up to now and I used to be curious and excited to do one thing so distinctive. Vikram’s method to not simply the story however each particular person character makes it extraordinarily engaging for any actor to be part of the undertaking. It’s taken me 17 years to make my debut in Telugu leisure, and I’m glad that it occurred with Dhootha.”
Director Vikram Kumar mentioned, “I let my instincts lead me whereas engaged on the story of Dhootha and from only a suspense-thriller, it advanced into one thing deeper and extra significant, because the protagonist journeys alongside, we did too. And whereas describing and writing the characters I knew who I’d have needed to play these roles. I’m equal elements thrilled and grateful that all the pieces labored out simply the best way I had hoped, with Naga, Parvathy, Priya and Prachi.”
Producer Sharrath Marar added, “When Vikram narrated the idea of Dhootha, we at NorthStar knew that it will positively be a landmark in Telugu cinema. His imaginative and prescient for it was extraordinarily formidable however we utterly trusted his course of and had been assured within the true potential of an idea and story that was so nuanced and detailed. Dhootha is by far probably the most formidable Telugu collection, and is a results of numerous hours of preparation, immense dedication, and tireless efforts from a tremendous workforce.”
Dhootha is all set to premiere on Prime Video on December 1 in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam.