The wedding is finished. Major OTT platforms are no longer eager and prepared to pay filmmakers absurd sums of money to purchase feature films that they want to release exclusively online without going through theatres. The OTT players are aware of the trick. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has a number of releases ready to go online, appears to be the most severely affected.
But no buyers? “This is news to me,” Nawaz declares. To be quite honest, I don’t track a film’s progress once it is finished. acting karna mera kaam. Kuch nahin janta usske aage main.
Nawaz continues by saying that, in his opinion, the screening format is irrelevant. “I’m just as enthusiastic to watch my movies at home as I am on the big screen. In my perspective, there is no distinction between the two events.
What about the unfocused, rude viewing audience at home? Nawaz argues, “Not true. The performance of my career that has received the most positive reviews is Sacred Games. And it’s available on the online service Netflix. However, movies where I put a lot of effort, like The Mountain Man and Raghav Raman, were scarcely ever watched in theatres.