After making waves at the box office, the critically acclaimed Malayalam film ‘King of Kotha’ is poised to extend its reign to the OTT space. The gangster drama, which features Dulquer Salmaan in a role unlike any he has taken on before, reportedly will be premiering on Hotstar by the end of September 2023, though official confirmation is still pending.
A Genre-Defying Film
Directed by Abhilash Joshiy and financed on an impressive budget, ‘King of Kotha’ encapsulates the murky yet mesmerizing world of gangsters in a tale that is both hard-hitting and emotionally resonant. While the film boasts a run time of 175.58 minutes, it holds its audience captive with a storyline that strays from mere sensationalism to delve into complex characters and moral conundrums.
Stellar Cast and Performances
Not to be overshadowed by Salmaan’s magnetic portrayal of Raju, the film also showcases a stellar ensemble cast that includes Aishwarya Lekshmi, Dancing Rose Shabeer, Gokul Suresh, Prasanna, Nyla Usha, and Chemban Vinod in pivotal roles. In addition, Shammi Thilakan, Shanthi Krishna, Vada Chennai Saran, and Anikha Surendran also contribute significantly to the cinematic tapestry of ‘King of Kotha.’
A Story of Power, Rivalry, and Revenge
The narrative centers on Kannan Bhai, portrayed by Dulquer Salmaan, a gangster who rules his domain with an iron fist. His dominion faces a formidable challenge when a new circle inspector, Shahul Hassan, sets foot in town. The film takes an intriguing turn as Shahul engages in an unorthodox form of revenge, resurrecting Raju, a formerly notorious criminal and one-time ally of Kannan.
Celebrating Success and Gratitude
Upon the film’s release, Dulquer Salmaan expressed his heartfelt gratitude through social media, emphasizing his deep appreciation for the audience that has propelled his career. “Every day on a set and every film is a learning experience! A big hug to each one of you who are giving our film an opportunity to entertain you, we are glad to be a part of your Onam,” the actor wrote.
What’s Next for Dulquer Salmaan?
Meanwhile, Salmaan seems to have already set his sights on his next venture. He is currently involved in the pre-production of ‘Othiram Kadakam,’ directed by Soubin Shahir. Although details about this project remain closely guarded, fans eagerly await an official announcement concerning Salmaan’s next role in Malayalam cinema.
A Promising Digital Debut
As “King of Kotha” prepares its streaming premiere, this provides those who missed its theatrical release with an invaluable opportunity. Boasting an outstanding cast, gripping narrative and high production value – including breathtaking visual effects – its cinematic effect should remain strong on smaller screens too!
As the industry awaits the official word on ‘King of Kotha’s’ digital release date, the buzz remains palpable. The film stands as a testament to Dulquer Salmaan’s artistic range and the Malayalam film industry’s capability to deliver enthralling stories that resonate on multiple platforms. Whether you’re a devoted cinephile or a casual movie-goer, this is one film that promises to leave an indelible mark.