Zee5 India has bagged the direct OTT premiere rights of three Tamil films including Cocktail starring Yogi Babu, Danny starring Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, and Vaibhav-Venkat Prabhu's Lockup.
Other than these three films, Zee5 has also procured the rights of a small budget Tamil film titled Nishabdham (not the Anushka starrer). While Amazon Prime has bought the mid-budget female-centric films like Ponmagal Vandhal and Penguin, Zee 5 focusing only on the small budget ones made under 3-4 crores.
Sources say that many small budget film producers have approached the platform to sell their film rights so that they can relieve themselves from the financial pressure during the lockdown.
Cocktail will be premiered on 10th July and Danny will be premiered on August 1. Lockup's premiere date is yet to be fixed, says a source close to the team.