“King of Kotha,” directed by Abhilash Joshi, the much-anticipated Malayalam film, garnered immense pre-release excitement. The directorial debut of Joshi’s son, Abhilash Joshi, featured Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role. The film made its theatrical debut on August 24, coinciding with the festive occasion of Onam, marking a significant entry into the Onam releases lineup.Adding to the buzz was the anticipation following Dulquer Salmaan’s previous Malayalam theatrical release, “Kurup.” However, upon its theatrical release, “King of Kotha” received a mixed reception from critics and audiences alike. Some members of the crew alleged that the film was deliberately being subjected to degradation in reviews.
Recent reports, including one from India Times, indicate that “King of Kotha” is gearing up for its OTT release on September 22 via the popular platform Disney Plus Hotstar. An official confirmation regarding the same is expected in the coming days.Despite the mixed reviews and negative publicity, the film enjoyed a strong start at the box office. Sources close to the production revealed that in its first week, the film garnered an impressive 14.5 crores in Kerala and over 7 crores in other states. Additionally, it earned around 15 crores from overseas markets, resulting in a global box office gross of over 36 crores in its inaugural week.”King of Kotha” is a high-budget venture co-produced by Zee Studios and Dulquer’s Wayfarer Films, making a mark as a big-screen extravaganza.