Durgavati is Sweety's Bhaagamathie's remake so that would remain a no. Original was bad enough.
Coolie No.1 meant for theaters, all the hope of repeating Judwaa 2 success went in air. Also not that easy to sell this content now even though Hrishikesh Mukherjee has given enough inspiration to David. So with new content David will without a doubt fail, remaking his own hits scene to scene, he won't. Anyways the film isn't for OTT.
Chhalaang - easily the best decision to opt for OTT. It will take a very long time for the theater business to get normal for smaller films. Right now the market is just not there thanks to Covid. With heavy UP touch, the film would be heavily dependant on Delhi/UP for business which won't happen.
Soorarai Pottru the Suriya film. Right from it's announcement had a strong feeling this wouldn't be a box office hit. Suriya hasn't had a hit since Singam 2 in 2013. The bad luck continues, atleast the losses is reduced big time. First big superstar's film to release on OTT from south.
All the Kannada films mentioned in the article are small budget films which had no choice but to go for OTT. Even if released in theaters, they wouldn't have much difference. So, just hope producers made money just like Puneeth Rajkumar making money by selling French Biriyani & Law earlier this year, both if released in theaters would've flopped.
Similarly, Telugu also small films releasing on OTT. The only big film V with Nani & Sudheer Babu failed to impress critics as well as audience. No wonder Telugu biggies will not opt for OTT.
Lastly, Maara starring Madhavan & Shraddha Srinath. This is a Tamil remaKe of Dulquer-Parvathy's Charlie. There's a Marathi remake for Charlie too. Anywways, Madhavan isn't the same force in Tamil. One would wish a beautiful film like this got theatrical release, anyways, OTT is the way.
Only films to gain any sort of interest releasing on OTT will be Malayalam films. Period.