‘Ariyippu’ OTT Release Date: Malayalam Film ‘Ariyippu’ to be available to watch online on Netflix


  • Ariyippu premiered at the 75th Locarno film festival and was also one of the official selections at IFFI.
  • The film was loved by the critics and the audience, and is touted to be a festival hit.
  • Makers have decided this to be a direct to OTT release. Fans can soon watch Ariyuppu on Netflix.

Malayalam-drama, Ariyippu, which features popular names from the respective film industry, garnered attention at the international premiere and theatrical release. The OTT rights for the film have been acquired by an OTT giant.

Ariyippu Cast and Crew

Written and directed by Mahesh Narayanan, Ariyippu stars Kunchacko Boban, Divya Prabha, Danish Husain, Loveleen Mishra, and Faizal Malik in pivotal roles. The film is produced by Shebin Backer, Mahesh Narayanan, and Kunchacko Boban under Shebin Backer Productions, Moving Narratives banner, and Kunchacko Boban Productions’ banners respectively.

The cinematography has been done by Sanu Varghese and the film is edited by Mahesh Narayanan and Rahul Radhakrishnan. Music for the film has been given by Sushin Shyam.

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Ariyippu: OTT release Date – Where to Watch

Nominated for Golden Leopard, Ariyippu (Declaration) premiered at the 75th Locarno Film Festival in August 2022. The shoot began in December 2021 and ended in February 2022. Ariyippu has not released in theatres across India, however, it was showcased in film festivals since September 2022.

Ariyippu will be a direct to OTT release. The digital rights for the film have been purchased and fans can soon watch Ariyippu on Netflix. Other details about the OTT release are awaited.

Ariyippu Trailer and Story

The premise is set in Noida, in the pandemic-stricken times, and revolves around the life of a Malayali couple who are looking forward to settling in a foreign land, for a better life. However, a video shared among the colleagues in a factory changes the dynamics and unleashes several emotional, social, and marital moments which changes their relationship forever.

Here’s the video of the session recorded at Locarno Film Festival

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Ariyippu Reviews

Critics and the audience appreciated the film. Cast, performances, and the execution were lauded. Reviewers stated is liberating and several aspects of the film can also be relatable to many. Moreover, the direction was lauded as the team has experimented with the storytelling in the purest form without adulterating it in a commercial manner.

Titled ‘Declaration,’ the film was also one among the selected ones for Indian Panorama at IFFI 2022. The film is said to be a festival hit.