OTT platforms have been around for a while, but ever since pandemic struck the world and lockdowns became the new norm, filmmakers are slowly switching to making movies for OTT or releasing their films online. While big players like Netflix and Prime Video have been ruling the industry, medium to small players is trying their luck in the field with new releases and originals. Malayalam was far ignored for the longest time, but after releases some extremely spectacular films online, the entire world is looking forward to the industry. This is when two new players launch their sites for us to enjoy – Prime Reels and NeeStream.
Prime Reels is an exclusive movie release platform dedicated to Malayalam movies. It was launched in August 2020 and is a platform where new films are released for a certain period of time. It reflects the rules of theatrical releases, on an online platform. It already has had movies like Guardian and Confession of a Cuckoo release on it and has couple of other movies lined up for release. The platform provides a good viewing experience and the subscription is in pay per watch format. We genuinely hope that the platform reaches more viewers and get the subscription it deserves.
NeeStream came to popularity with the release of ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’ which has created ripples among the audience already. NeeStream is a Kerala based OTT platform and is not just focused on Malayalam films. It has other languages too, and also features originals and documentaries. The platform is well made and has an amazing list of films. The subscription is monthly, yearly, or per film. We really loved the platform and are looking forward to some amazing films getting featured here.