It is raining films on Amazon Prime Video for the past few weeks, especially for South films. As Fahadh Faasil's Malik released today (July 15), Telugu film Narappa and Kannada film Ikkat are up for release in the next week. While Narappa will release on July 20, the Kannada film Ikkat will release on July 21. Directed by Esham and Haseen Khan, Ikkat stars Nagabhushana and Bhoomi Shetty in lead roles. The film is set in the middle of a lockdown and revolves around an unhappy married couple. They are on the verge of getting a divorce but are forced to spend time with each other due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Talking about the film, directors Esham and Haseen Khan said, "We were just sitting at home like everybody else in lockdown, wondering what will happen next. It was very difficult because there was no other film that was being shot at that time. We thought why don’t we take up this challenge and shoot something different, keeping all the lockdown restrictions in mind, of course. First, we actually wrote the story and script in 7 days. Then we planned to shoot the entire movie in one house and roped in the talent, a team with few crew members, and actually wrapped up the shoot in 15 days. That’s how it happened and we still don’t know how we managed, but it was a fantastic experience. So, it was the lockdown that actually inspired us to do Ikkat.”