Looks like the makers of Ashok Selvan’s Sila Samayangalil with critically-acclaimed director Priyadarshan have decided not to opt for a theatrical release.
Looks like the makers of Ashok Selvan’s Sila Samayangalil with critically-acclaimed director Priyadarshan have decided not to opt for a theatrical release. The film, on AIDS awareness, will release on popular streaming platform, Netflix, on May 1.
Talking about it to us, Ashok says, “The film was making the rounds in festival circuits for more than a year. It even made it to the final round of selection for the Golden Globe Awards. Impressed with the content, Netflix approached us, and showed interest to release it. In fact, Sila Samayangalil is the first south Indian film which will be presented by Netflix.”
Ashok Selvan tells us that the film was shot within 18 days, in just one location. “The entire story is set in a laboratory, and it revolves around the life of seven people who come there. It’s a beautiful film, and I feel proud to have worked under Priyadarshan’s direction in the early stages of my career.”
Ask him how he feels about not having a theatrical release, he says, “If its going to be a theatrical release, I will become quite anxious about how people will receive it. But now, I feel a bit relaxed and composed.”