‘Randuper’, the much-acclaimed Malayalam movie gears up for OTT release. The movie starring Bipin Basil Paulose, Santhy Balachandran, Suraj Venjaramood and Alencier started streaming Nee Stream, Cave, Saina Play, and Koode from Friday.
Shot in Bengaluru in 2016, the slow, yet the compelling film is a take on the man-woman relationship. It is also an attempt to explore the nuances of the Malayali psyche — how a Malayali views relationships in his/her homeland and outside, says Prem. Five years later, the film still finds resonance. The gender dynamics outside Kerala are considerably different, says Prem. “The film explores gender politics and equality in its own way. It is not just a take on relationships. I like to explore the space that relationships create for conversation. The breakup is used here as a metaphor,” he adds. Prem, an ad-film maker, shot Randuper for the sheer love of filmmaking. Most of the crew had other day jobs and the film was shot at night. The rise of OTT platforms have opened new avenues for filmmakers, but the platform demands a certain way of filmmaking, says Prem.