Aswin Raam stepped foot into Kollywood with Anbarivu starring Hip Hop Adhi in two roles. The rural family entertainer also features Napoleon, Sai Kumar, and Asha Sharath's lead roles. Anbarivu was slated to release in theatres. However, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the makers of Anbarivu had planned to release the film on Disney+Hotstar directly. Anbarivu was released on the OTT platform on January 7 and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Director Aswin Raam says, “I have always believed that a ‘family entertainer’ genre is more like a carnival that brings families together. This success trend is a proven theory in cinema halls. However, it is amazing to see the scenario to be the same in the OTT platform as well. I take this opportunity to thank my producers TG Thyagarajan sir, Arjun Thyagarajan sir, and Sendhil Thyagarajan sir, for trusting this script and getting it materialized. I earnestly thank Disney Plus Hotstar for taking this movie to every home with wider streaming across many regions. I thank Hip Hop Adhi, Napoleon sir, Sai Kumar sir, Asha Sharath madam, and every crewmember for being the backbone of this film and making it a great success.”