Netflix on Friday launched the teaser of its much awaited nine-part Tamil anthology film Navarasa. The film produced by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan, is based on the nine ‘rasas’ (human emotions) - anger, compassion, courage, disgust, fear, laughter, love, peace and wonder. The film will release on Netflix on August 6.
The nine films have been directed by Arvind Swami, Bejoy Nambiar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Karthick Naren, Karthik Subbaraj, Priyadarshan, Rathindran Prasad, Sarjun, and Vasanth Sai. This also marks Arvind Swami's directorial debut. All the artistes worked pro-bono for the project that is aimed to generate funds for those struggling in the industry amid the pandemic.
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Arvind Swami, Suriya, Siddharth, Vijay Sethupathi, Prakash Raj, Saravanan, Alagam Perumal, Revathy, Nithya Menen, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Aishwarya Rajessh, Poorna, Riythvika, Prasanna, Vikranth, Simha, Gautham Karthik, Ashok Selvan, Robo Shankar, Ramesh Thilak, Sananth, Vidhu and Sreeram play prominent characters in the anthology.
Speaking about Navarasa, Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan said, “We go a long way back in working together to raise funds for causes. The pandemic was staring at our face to stand up and do something. We realised our industry was the most badly hit and we felt a strong urge to do something for our own people. Navarasa was born from this strong urge to help and support the tamil film industry. We reached out to directors, actors and technicians in the industry with this idea. The response was a spontaneous yes from all of them. The project was executed in the thick of the pandemic, under the most difficult conditions by the different teams. Putting the utmost safety measures in place, nine films were completed.”
They further said in an official statement: “It will also support 12,000 of our colleagues to tide through the pandemic. Wide support across the industry has been individually delivered with the help of Bhoomika trust. We are grateful to Netflix to have partnered us on this emotional journey.”