Sivakarthikeyan’s latest movie ‘Ayalaan’, a sci-fi comedy that revolves around an alien and a scientist, is all set to stream on Sun NXT from February 16. The movie, which was released in theatres on January 12, received positive reviews from the critics and the audience.
What is ‘Ayalaan’ about?
‘Ayalaan’ is a sci-fi comedy that tells the story of a scientist named Thamizh (Sivakarthikeyan), who works on a project to create artificial photosynthesis. He accidentally discovers an alien named Tattoo (voiced by Sivakarthikeyan), who has landed on Earth to save his planet from a catastrophe. Thamizh and Tattoo develop a friendship and embark on a series of adventures, while facing threats from a rival scientist (Sharad Kelkar) and a secret agency.
The movie is directed by R. Ravikumar, who is known for his debut film ‘Indru Netru Naalai’, another sci-fi comedy. The movie also features Rakul Preet Singh as Thamizh’s love interest, Isha Koppikar as the head of the secret agency, and Karunakaran as Thamizh’s friend. The movie has music composed by A.R. Rahman, who has collaborated with Sivakarthikeyan for the first time.
How did ‘Ayalaan’ perform at the box office?
‘Ayalaan’ was one of the most anticipated movies of 2024, as it marked Sivakarthikeyan’s return to the big screen after a gap of two years. The movie was also delayed several times due to various reasons, such as financial issues, COVID-19 pandemic, and post-production work. The movie finally hit the theatres on January 12, coinciding with the Pongal festival.
The movie opened to a good response from the audience, who appreciated the movie’s humour, visuals, and message. The movie also received positive reviews from the critics, who praised the movie’s concept, direction, and performances. The movie collected Rs 25 crore in its opening weekend, and Rs 50 crore in its first week, according to trade reports. The movie also performed well in the overseas markets, especially in the UAE and the US.
However, the movie faced stiff competition from Dhanush’s ‘Captain Miller’, which was also released on the same day. The movie also lost some of its screens due to the release of other movies, such as ‘HanuMan’, ‘Guntur Kaaram’, and ‘Master’. The movie’s theatrical run was also affected by the COVID-19 restrictions and the piracy issues.
When and where to watch ‘Ayalaan’ on OTT?
Despite the challenges, ‘Ayalaan’ managed to impress the audience and emerge as a successful venture. The movie is now gearing up for its OTT release, which will enable the movie to reach a wider and global audience. The movie will be streaming on Sun NXT, a popular OTT platform, from February 16. The movie will be available in Tamil and Telugu languages, with subtitles in English and other regional languages.
Sun NXT announced the OTT release date of ‘Ayalaan’ on its social media handles, along with a poster of the movie. The poster featured Sivakarthikeyan and the alien Tattoo, along with the tagline ‘The ultimate sci-fi comedy’. The poster also mentioned that the movie is a Sun NXT exclusive, and urged the viewers to subscribe to the platform to watch the movie.
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‘Ayalaan’ is a must-watch movie for the fans of sci-fi and comedy genres, as it offers a unique and entertaining experience. The movie showcases Sivakarthikeyan’s versatility and charisma, as he plays a dual role of a scientist and an alien. The movie also features stunning visuals, catchy songs, and a relevant message about environmental conservation. The movie is a perfect treat for the family audience, who can enjoy the movie from the comfort of their homes.