Release time and streaming platform explained

How can fans around the world watch the upcoming Tamil movie ‘Dikkiloona’ and what time will the film release online for streaming?

It’s safe to say that this week is one of the biggest, best and most-hyped weeks in recent memory for Indian cinema.

Tuck Jagadish, Bhoot Police, Mumbai Diaries, Tughlaq Durbar, Love Story and Dikkiloona; the list goes on and on.

For fans of the latter title, Dikkiloona, it’s been a long wait for the film’s premiere, with the official trailer being posted more than one year ago and being viewed more than 15 million times.

So, what time will Dikkiloona release online and which streaming should fans log in to?

How to watch Dikkiloona…

Dikkiloona was originally scheduled to release in theatres back in April 2020; however, the movie was delayed like countless other cinema projects because of the ongoing coronavirus health crisis.

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In late-August 2021, the production company behind Dikkiloona, KJR Studios, revealed that the film would skip its theatrical debut and instead launch via OTT streaming service.

The company was in talks with multiple platforms, before ultimately striking a deal with ZEE5.

Unfortunately, the platform does not offer a free trial period, meaning that fans will need a ZEE5 Premium subscription plan to watch Dikkiloona. At the time of writing, these packages are priced at Rs 299 for three months (two devices) or Rs 499 annually (three devices).

As ZEE5 has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights for Dikkiloona, it is highly unlikely that the movie will be available to stream from other platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix or Disney Hotstar.

Dikkiloona release date and time…

According to reports, Dikkiloona will release via ZEE5 at 12 AM IST on Friday, September 10th.

This launch time was shared by Filmibeat and would be in accordance with the platforms typical update window, but fans should note that this has not been officially confirmed by either the production team or ZEE5.

If this time remains correct, the new movie will launch at the following times around the world:

  • Pacific Time: 11.30 AM
  • Eastern Time: 2.30 PM
  • British Time: 7.30 PM
  • European Time: 8.30 PM
  • India Time: 12 AM
  • Philippine Time: 2. 30 AM

This article will be updated if ZEE5 announce an official launch time that differs from the described information.

Listen to the official soundtrack…

The music for Dikkiloona was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, with lyrics being provided by Ku. Karthik, Arunraja Kamaraj and Saravedi Saran.

The full album only consists of four songs at the time of writing, with a total run time of 12 minutes and 32 seconds:

  • Cycle Wheela Pola (Jithin Raj) – 3:24
  • Manja Colouru Kuruvi (Shyam Vishwanathan) – 2:41
  • Per Vachalum Vaikama Ponalum (Malaysia Vasudevan and S Janaki) – 4:28
  • Yedhum Solladhe (Yuvan Shankar Raja) – 1:58

You can listen to the official soundtrack via Apple Music and Spotify.

Cast and cricket…

The main cast for Dikkiloona includes Santhanam as Mani, Anagha as Nivetha and Shirin Kanchwala as Meghna.

Santhanam is an icon of modern Tamil cinema, with his hilarious performances resulting in him garnering the title of “comedy superstar” in 2012. The 41-year-old has already had a busy year, with Parris Jayaraj releasing in February, followed by Dikkiloona, with Server Sundaram and Sabapathy being two other projects in the works.

Anagha Maruthora is an actress and model who, despite only making her acting debut in 2017, has made a splash in the Malayalam and Tamil film industry. She has since gone on to star in Rosapoo (2018), Napte Thunai (2019) and Guna 369 (2019), the latter two performances earned her a Best Female Debut nomination from the South Indian International Movie Awards.

Alongside Santhanam and Anagha is Shirin Kanchwala, an actress and model who rose to fame thanks to the 2019 Tamil hit Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja.

However, it appears that most of the excitement surrounding the cast is because of the special appearance of one Harbhajan Singh. The former cricket superstar has made several appearances on the big screen, including Bhaji in Problem (2013) and Second Hand Husband (2015).

Singh will also feature in the upcoming Tamil movie Friendship, a romantic sports comedy from John Paul Raj and Sham Surya.

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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