- Koozhangal was the official Oscar entry from India in 2022
- The movie got recognition in many international film awards
- Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan have produced the movie
India’s Oscar entry in 2022, Koozhangal (Pebbles) is finally making its OTT debut. Sony Liv has announced the release date of the movie on its Twitter handle. It will bring the movie on October 27 on its platform. The movie never had a theatrical or OTT release. When it took up the coveted Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in February, this festival film grabbed headlines.
The movie doesn’t take the conventional route of having a beginning and an end. The movie is set in and around the Director and Writer of the movie PS Vinothraj’s Madurai hamlet Arittapatti. There are no trees or bodies of water in the hard, oppressively hot environment. Arittapatti continues to be quite primitive despite the nation’s general development.
The life of Vinothraj’s younger sister served as the basis for the storyline of the movie. Vinothraj had a difficult upbringing. He left school to start working to support his family after losing his father at an early age. Now tune in to SonyLiv to watch this nerve-racking movie on October 27.
When and Where to Watch Koozhnangal
SonyLiv has announced that it will be premiering the movie on its platform on October 27. Viewers will need to subscribe or upgrade their subscription to watch the movie on SonyLiv.
|Name of the Move||Koozhangal|
|OTT Release Date||October 27|
The rage, the heat, the revenge!
Join the father-son duo on a journey to unravel the complexity of an unseen rural lifestyle.
— Sony LIV (@SonyLIV) October 18, 2023
Official Trailer and Plot of the Koozhangal
An abusive, alcoholic husband’s relationship with his deserting wife is the subject of the true story “Koozhangal.” The narrative is delivered from the perspective of their little child. To return her, the father-son duo goes to the nearby village. What happens in this journey is what is told in this movie.
The story of “Koozhangal’s” creation is moving. Due to a shortage of funding, Vinothraj had trouble finishing the movie. With a rough cut, the team submitted an application for the 2019 NFDC Film Bazaar. It got a place in the Film Bazaar Recommends section. The well-known Tamil filmmaker Ram expressed his admiration for the trailer during one of the Bazaar’s meetings. He saw the movie and convinced Nayantara and Vignesh Shivan to do the same. They agreed to produce it because they liked it, and Yuvan Shankar Raja chose to compose the music. Chellapandi, Karuththadaiyaan, and Phillip Arulodss play the lead in the movie.
Reception of Koozhangal
The movie was recognized by the International Film Festival Rotterdam for the first time and since then it has won 8 international awards and 15 nominations in total. IMDB has ranked the movie 6.7/10.