Siddharth’s much-anticipated film, “Chithha,” written and directed by S.U. Arun Kumar, is poised for its OTT release on Disney+ come November 17, 2023. The film, starring Sahasra Sree in the lead role, initially made its theatrical debut on September 28, 2023, generating considerable buzz within the Tamil cinema sphere.
While the OTT premiere faced a slight delay from its original end-of-October schedule, the extended wait has only heightened anticipation for the film’s release. “Chithha” is already a hot topic of discussion, signaling its potential to leave a lasting imprint on Tamil cinema.
Venturing beyond conventional storytelling, “Chithha” addresses the societal menace of child abuse, transforming the film into more than mere entertainment. It offers a thought-provoking portrayal of the profound impact on victims and their families, aiming to evoke empathy and deliver a poignant social message on the treatment of those who have suffered abuse. The film underscores the pivotal role of support in the healing journey of survivors.
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Siddharth delivers a powerful performance in the titular role of “Chithha,” resonating with depth and emotion. Sahasra Sree and Tamil debutant Nimisha Sajayan add to the film’s stellar cast, enhancing the immersive experience crafted by the musical talents of Dhibu Ninan Thomas and Vishal Chandrasekhar. Balaji Subramanyam’s cinematography and Suresh A. Prasad’s editing contribute layers to the visual narrative.
“Chithha” intricately weaves an emotional connection within the familial context of a “Chithhappa” or paternal uncle, marking S.U. Arun Kumar’s fourth directorial venture. The film adeptly navigates the delicate intricacies of relationships, providing a nuanced perspective on human emotions and highlighting the healing power of familial bonds. Siddharth, also the producer under the banner of Etaki Entertainment, ensures that “Chithha” stands as a compelling testament to the potential of Tamil cinema to address societal issues with depth and sensitivity.
As the film makes its digital debut on Disney+, audiences can expect an emotional rollercoaster that transcends traditional entertainment, leaving a lasting impact on hearts and minds.
“Chithha” promises to be a poignant and socially relevant addition to the world of Tamil cinema, urging viewers to reflect on the importance of empathy and support in the face of societal challenges.