In the history of Tamil Cinema:
The First Tamil Film released directly on the Internet
Mithivedi, an Australian made Tamil film about the landmines issue in Srilanka, is the first Tamil film released directly on the internet.
Mystic Films Australia has produced and released the film on the internet on Friday 17th February 2012, through their website www.mithivedi.com.au as a pay per view rental in the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East and Australia.
Talented actor Daniel Balaji has done a menacing role as a Srilankan Army Lieutenant and Film/ TV actor Neelima has done an emotionally captivating role as an Eelam Tamil woman trying to save her baby after being stuck on a minefield.
Anand Maiyur Srinivas, an Australian Tamil, has written and directed the film.
Says the Director, “The global response for our film trailer on YouTube encouraged me to explore a new area of distribution - Online Distribution. So, we tied up with FlickRocket, a German based Online Content Solution Provider, and used this new distribution platform for digital cinema – direct online distribution. Viewers can download and watch the film on a custom made DRM protected FluxPlayer as a pay per day rental. This, I believe, is the future of digital film distribution and so we decided to go global directly to the homes of our target audiences overseas”.
Mithivedi (Minefield) is a 90 minute Tamil Film (with English subtitles) about the landmines issue in Sri Lanka.
A young Tamil woman, Selvi, along with her infant child, flees her native village during the last stages of the ethnic war between the Srilankan Army and the LTTE in Sri Lanka.
While crossing the fields, Selvi finds herself stranded on a minefield. Right then, Asoka, a Srilankan Army Lieutenant, bisects her.
Asoka suspects Selvi to be a militant courier for the LTTE. But Selvi claims that she is just an innocent civilian trying to save her baby. The story unfolds in real time.