Interview'Bhinna' is the first Kannada film to release directly on an Ott platform.Ikyatha YerasalaFacebook/Adarsh EshwarappaHis debut film Shuddhi opened to rave reviews across the city and also garnered high praise from around the globe when it went digital. But his second film Bhinna has created a record of sorts, by being the first Kannada movie to go directly digital. Adarsh Eshwarappa’s psychological thriller Bhinna, which released on the Ott platform Zee 5 on October 8, is a first-of-its kind project in Sandalwood. In an industry that has begun lapping up the benefits of Ott only recently, Adarsh’s film, inspired by Puttana Kanagal’s cult classic Sharapanjara, not only brings about a change in how Kannada cinema is viewed, but also transforms storytelling with its intricate screenplay. In an exclusive chat with Tnm, Adarsh unravels the story behind the film, the power of digital platforms and more. How was the idea of Bhinna born?