OTTs became the one-stop destination for entertainment lovers when Covid hit us. Even now OTTs enjoy good responses from consumers. Those who missed watching amovies in theatres can watch them on OTTs. Many do the same. But what the OTTs do sometimes backfire.
The same happened with the Amazon Prime platform. It brought the rights of Mani Ratnam’s magnum Opus Ponniyin Selvan and part two of the film was recently streamed on the platform. But the film is available only for rent. Even the account holders have to do the same.
Part two of the magnum opus had a decent performance at the box office and despite this Amazon Prime kept the film available for rent. Those who want to watch the movie have to pay 399. The idea did not work as it reflected in the views the film earned on the platform.
Usually, the new arrivals on the platform enjoy good views and stay on top. The opposite happened with “Ponniyin Selvan 2”. The film failed to record good views due to that. Many ask how people would spend around 400 to watch a film that was not a big hit.
Directed by Mani Ratnam, magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan talks about the Chola Dynasty and the internal issues the dynasty faced. The film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel, Ponniyin Selvan.
The film has an ensemble cast of Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Prakash Raj, Jayaram, Prabhu, R. Sarathkumar, R. Parthiban, Rahman, Lal, and Vikram Prabhu.