Vidhuthalai Part 1 OTT Release on ZEE5: The Period Crime-Thriller Film is Now Available to Watch Online

ZEE5, the streaming giant has grabbed the rights for streaming Kollywood's Vidhuthalai Part 1 on its platform.

  • Zee5 is now streaming Vidhuthalai Part 1 on its platform
  • Vijay Sethupathy and Soori star in this intriguing film
  •  An extended version of the movie is being streamed on the platform


The first installment of the Kollywood movie Viduthalai was released in theatres on March 31, 2023. It is an adaptation of Jeyamohan’s short story Thunaivan. The digital rights to Viduthalai Part 1 were already purchased by a well-known OTT streaming service far before its theatrical premiere. According to a reliable source, Zee5 will host the OTT premiere of the eagerly anticipated film based on the Jeyamohan novel after it opens in theatres. Moreover, Kalaignar TV has acquired satellite rights. Sooner or later, an official statement is anticipated from the digital giant.

Vetri Maaran’s most recent motion picture to hit theatres was Asuran, which came out in 2019. 2020 saw the debut of one of the episodes from Netflix’s anthology, Paava Kadhaigal from his kitty.

When and Where to Watch Vidhuthalai Part 1

According to the prior information, the Tamil movie Viduthalai Part 1 was to be streamed on ZEE5, the largest streaming service in India. It was also revealed that the film will be accessible on the streaming service after its theatrical screenings.  Now, the movie is streaming on the platform from April 28 and users can watch it by subscribing to Zee5.

Official Trailer and Plot

The official Viduthalai Part 1 trailer was released by Sony Music South approximately a month ago. Almost 10 million people have already viewed the trailer, which has gotten a tremendous response. This next Tamil movie is making waves on social media. The movie’s main photography started in January 2021. The last day of filming was December 31, 2021. It was filmed in a number of places, including Chengalpattu and the Sathyamangalam forest. They spent three months shooting in the Sathyamangalam forest. To cut production costs, the entire movie was shot using an iPhone.

As for the plot, a multinational corporation is permitted to dig a mine for minerals in the alpine town of Arumapuri by the authorities. Yet, a militant organisation known as “Maklak Bada” is supporting the common folk who have adopted the mountain as their habitat and means of subsistence. Two armed forces police are stationed at Arumapuri and are vying for arresting Perumal (Vijaysethupathi), who is leading it, and destroying his group with a cage.

As a jeep driver, police officer Kumaresan (Suri) joins the camp. He laments for the Arumapuri residents and also finds solace in Tamilarasi, a local woman. The struggle between the police and the people’s forces ceases at this point, and an internment camp for the torture of innocent people is imposed. As a result, Kumaresan believes that by detaining the People’s Force Perumal, the villagers can be spared from torture. Whether or not he encounters Perumal while fleeing is the subject of the first part of the movie.

Soori and Vijay Sethupathi play the key characters in the movie, and Bhavani Sre, Rajiv Menon, and Gautham Vasudev Menon also have significant roles. Ilaiyaraaja composed the soundtrack for the film. Based on Jeyamohan’s short novel Thooyavan, “Viduthalai” was produced. The movie’s follow-up is slated to be out in September of this year. Viduthalai was produced by Elred Kumar under the auspices of RS Infotainment, and Red Giant Pictures owns the theatrical rights in Tamil Nadu.


A great plot of blood and flesh, shown through an uncompromising screenplay, pits the state violence against the people of the land and the militant groups that stand in their place against the ruling class that stands to gain from mineral exploitation and the profit-seeking of multinational corporations. The film ends with previews that create high hopes for the sequel.

Fans and critics alike have given the movie favourable reviews for its plot, character development, cinematography, and casting. The change of actor Soori is being praised by critics as he portrays a cop in a serious part for the first time in his cinematic career.

So upgrade your ZEE 5 subscription to watch this intriguing story unfolding on your tv screens.

Watch this space for more information regarding the release of Vidhuthalai Part 1 on OTT.