‘Palthu Janwar’ Movie OTT Release Date: Basil Joseph’s ‘Palthu Janwar’ to be available to watch online on Disney+ Hotstar on October 13th


  • Palthu Janwar received mixed response from the audience but made impressive box office collection.
  • The story and Basil Joseph’s performance has been appreciated by the critics
  • Reviews state that Basil’s character as Prasoon is relatable to those who want to pursue passion but aren’t able to do so.

Basil Joseph starrer Malayalam film, Palthu Janwar, pleased the audience with its interesting premise and the film is now set to entertain the viewers on OTT platform. Directed by debutante Sangeeth P. Rajan, the film is produced by renowned actor Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan and Syam Pushkaran under the banner Bhavana Studios.

The film was announced in July 2022 where Basil shared the first look of the film on social media after playing the lead actor in Jan.E.Man, following which the makers released the song. Palthu Janwar’s teaser was released in August 2022 and the film released in theatres in September 2, 2022.

Palthu Janwar received mixed reviews, however, the film made over Rs. 10 crores from the box office collection, which was more than the amount spent to make it. Fans who missed watching the film on silver screen can now watch Palthu Janwar on Disney+ Hotstar from October 13th

Palthu Janwar Cast and Crew

Besides Basil Joseph, Palthu Janwar boasts of an eminent cast which includes Indrans, Johny Antony, Dileesh Pothan and Shammy Thilakan. The music for film is composed by Justin Varghese and Suhail Koya along with Santosh Varma have written the lyrics.

Palthu Janwar Story

Featuring Basil Joseph as Prasoon, the movie follows his journey at a new government job which he pursues despite his interest. An animator by passion and profession, Prasoon gets the job of a livestock inspector and is posted in a village. This professional switch doesn’t suit the young lad who aims to be creative and hopes to make it big one day, however, with his failed animation venture, he has no other option but to take this job and make an earning than living with embarrassment and self-loathing. What follows are events packed with joy and emotions revolving around the happenings that he experiences for the first time at his workplace.

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Palthu Janwar Reviews

Critics shared positive reviews for the film calling it relatable, especially for those who end up at the wrong place at the wrong time, however, have to learn the art of survival. Basil’s work as Prasoon was also appreciated, as he makes the character alive by making one live it in reality with skilfully presenting aspects that hit one hard.

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10