Sharing a photo of the occasion, actor Kunchacko Boban wrote on his page, “Joining hands with Felini, Shaji Nadesan (August Cinemas) & Arya for “OTTU”!!! And this is simultaneously shot as my first Tamil movie titled,“RENDAGAM”!! With the ever-charming and Stylish Aravind Swamy. Shoot starts in Goa today (sic).”
Director Fellini had told us about the film, “It revolves around two friends and their bond. The story happens between Mangalore and Mumbai. It can be categorised into a road movie because it has those elements. The film will be a bilingual that will be released in Malayalam and Tamil.”
This is what he had to say about Arvind Swami joining the film, “It happened almost two years ago. I met him through a friend called Shaneem. Arvind had a lot of offers coming in from Malayalam but he’s pretty choosy. We had about three sittings and he loved the idea; that’s how he came on board.”
The film is scripted by S Sajeev, who had also written Appu Bhattathiri’s directorial Nizhal that has Kunchacko Boban and Nayanthara in the lead and Fellini as a creative director. “Ottu was supposed to go on floors last year but because of the pandemic, we had to delay it. The film has Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore and Udupi being the main location,” he had revealed.