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Film Producers support direct OTT Release of Suriya's Jyothika starrer

by Rinku Gupta The Corona Lockdown has led to a crisis in the film industry with theatres being shut and releases held up indefinitely. In such a scenario, the recent decision of Suriya's 2D Entertainment to release the Jyotika starrer Ponmagal Vandhal on OTT directly during the lockdown,  stirred up a hornets nest with Exhibitors protesting against the move, which they feel could set a new trend, leading to losses for them in future. There was talk  of issuing a red card to Suriya's films ( including the upcoming biggie Soorarai Pottru) and also those from his production house.  Ponmaghal Vandhal which was set to release im April, will now release on Amazon Prime directly in May. It may be recalled that when the Kathir starrer Sigai couldn't get a proper theatrical release, it was Zee 5 which came to the rescue and  streamed it directly on OTT.  In Bollywood, there are unconfirmed rumors on social media that the Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmmi Bomb may release directly o