Otta is a newly launched Malayalam Movie that was released on 27 October 2023. The movie is also available in Tamil Language also. The movie was written by Kiron Prabhakaran and directed by Resul Pookutty. The Otta movie is based on a Book named “Runaway Children” by Hariharan S. The producers of the movie are Resul Pookutty and Hariharan S. The production companies of the movie are Children Reunited LLP and Resul Pookutty Productions. The distributor of the Otta movie is Century Films and the runtime of the movie is 2 hours and 28 minutes.
The cinematography of the movie is done by Arun Varma and the movie is edited by Zian Sreekanth. The music of the Otta movie is done by M. Jayachandran. The main characters from the movie are Asif Ali as Hari alias Hariharan, Arjun Ashokan as Ben, Indrajith Sukumaran as Raju, Sathyaraj as Iyer, Rohini as Umabba, Rohini as Umabba, Hari’s mother, and Mamta Mohandas. There is a total of six songs from the Otta Movie.
The first song from the movie is “En Kaadal Nadiye” (Tamil) with lyrics by Vairamuthu and sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Ghoshal, and Sreeraj Sahajan. The length of the first song from the movie is 3 minutes and 51 seconds. The second song from the movie is “Parakkum Parava Poley” with lyrics by Rafeeq Ahamed and sung by Jassie Gift, Alphons Joseph, Yazin Nizar Malathy, and Swetha Ashok. The length of the second song from the movie is 3 minutes and 49 seconds.
The third song from the movie is “Peyneer Poley” with lyrics by Rafeeq Ahamed and sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Benny Dayal. The length of the third song from the movie is 3 minutes and 49 seconds. The fourth song from the movie is “Peyneer Poley” (Male vocals) with lyrics by Rafeeq Ahamed and sung by P. Jayachandran and Benny Dayal. The length of the fourth song from the movie is 3 minutes and 49 seconds.
The fifth song from the movie is “Paral” with lyrics by Rafeeq Ahamed and sung by Benny Dayal, Unni Elayaraja, and M. Jayachandran. The length of the fifth song from the movie is 3 minutes and 34 seconds. The last and sixth song from the movie is “Ottaykkoru Mutham” with lyrics by Rafeeq Ahamed and sung by Lekshmi Jayan. The length of the last and sixth song from the movie is 2 minutes and 47 seconds. The total length of these six songs combined from the movie is 21 minutes and 39 seconds.
Cast list of Otta
- Asif Ali as Hari alias Hariharan
- Arjun Ashokan as Ben
- Indrajith Sukumaran as Raju
- Sathyaraj as Iyer, Hari’s father
- Adil Hussain
- Renji Panicker
- Baiju Pookutty
- Rohini as Umabba, Hari’s mother
- Bhavana as Dr. Mary Thomas, Ben’s mother
- Devi Nair
- Divya Dutta
- Mamta Mohandas
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The Otta movie got positive reviews from audiences and critics. Only 108 people rated this movie 9.6 stars out of 10 stars on IMDb, which are good reviews but can be fake as reviewers are very few. Cris from The News Minutes rated this movie 2 stars out of 5 stars and said “It is not that Otta is not relatable. Resul has tried to give a faithful account of Hariharan’s story, depicted the realities that a runaway can end up in, and kept the flow. Only, the superficial treatment has weakened the effort.“
Sajin Shrijith from Cinema Express rated this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 stars and said “Yes, the overall experience is devastating, but, to put it simply, the purpose here, I believe, is to make us reflect on our dear ones and hold them close to our hearts instead of alienating them.“
Subhash K Jha from Times Now rated this movie 4.5 stars out of 5 stars and said “This is not the place for sidelining the fringe people in our society. Otta celebrates the have-nots without patronizing them. It is a superbly paced drama that deals a resounding blow in our guts. Arun Verma’s enriching cinematography, Zian Sreekanth’s seamless editing, and Cyril Kurivila’s invisible art direction make this the film of the year and one you won’t forget for a very long time.“
How to Watch Otta Movie
The Otta Movie is currently running at the box office and if you want to watch the movie then you must have to go to the nearest theatre where the movie is currently running. You can use BookMyShow or Google Maps to find your nearest theatre and buy tickets online or offline by going there. If you still can’t find any theatre near to you or unable to go there to watch the movie then you must have to wait until the movie got released on an OTT platform like SonyLiv, Amazon Prime Videos, Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, and Zee5.