Kaanekkaane, a film with Suraj Venjaramoodu, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Tovino Thomas and Shruti Ramachandran in the lead, will be releasing on the OTT platform SonyLIV in Kerala on September 17. A teaser of the film, released on Saturday, shows a bearded Tovino presumably playing a family man, a middle-aged Suraj and others. The film is directed by Manu Ashokan, the same man who made Uyare with Parvathy Thiruvothu, which told the story of an acid attack survivor.
Bobby and Sanjay, the writers of Uyare and a number of other popular films, have scripted Kaanekkanne. The film is produced by TR Shamsudheen under the banner of DreamKatcher. Apart from the lead actors, the cast includes Prem Prakash, Binu Pappu, Rony David Raj, Alok, Sruthy Jayan, and Dhanya Mary Varghese, among others.
The film's first look poster was earlier released with the tagline 'As you watch'. SonyLIV adds another line below the teaser - "When relationships arenâ€™t what they seem."
Watch: Teaser of the film
The movie's cinematographer is Alby Antony and the editor is Abhilash Balachandran. Ranjin Raj has composed the music.
This will be Tovino's first film to have its premiere on an OTT platform, after COVID-19 had forced many movies to take this route. Another of his films, Minnal Murali, where he will be playing a superhero, is also expected to release on OTT this month. Netflix recently announced taking up the film, which is to release in multiple languages, soon.
For Aishwarya Lekshmi, too, this will be the first direct OTT release in Malayalam. Her Tamil film Jagame Thandhiram â€“ a Dhanush starrer â€“ released on Netflix in June this year.
Suraj Venjaramoodâ€™s film The Great Indian Kitchen, opposite Nimisha Sajayan, which released on Netflix earlier this year, had won a lot of critical acclaim for the realistic portrayal of a womanâ€™s mostly unacknowledged work inside a house.