Netflix's Navarasa: Tamil Cinema comes together for Mani Ratnam’s 'thank you' to the industry
The profits of Navarasa will go to the technicians who have been affected by the film industry shutdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Right from the time of its inception, the news of top directors and actors coming together for a Mani Ratnam production on Netflix created ripples all over. Today, the actors, directors, and the technical team involved in the anthology, titled Navarasa, were announced.
Navarasa will see this top-tier team be part of the project without any remuneration. The profits of Navarasa will go to the FEFSI technicians who have been affected by the industry-wide shutdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Produced by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan, Navarasa has KV Anand, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Ponram, Karthik Subbaraj, Halitha Shameem, Karthick Naren, Rathindran R Prasad, and Arvind Swami attached to direct the nine films, which are based on the nine emotions.
The project stars names who are both new and experienced in the OTT space. Navarasa marks the digital debut of actors like Suriya, Revathy, Parvathy, Siddharth, Vijay Sethupathi, Prakash Raj, Vikranth, Gautham Karthik, and Aishwarya Rajessh. On the other hand, Prasanna, Nithya Menen, Simha, Poorna, Ashok Selvan, and Robo Shankar return to the OTT space with Navarasa.
Apart from these actors, Navarasa, which is written by Pattukotai Prabhakar, Selvaa, Madhan Karky, and Someetharan, also stars Saravanan, Alagam Perumal, Ramesh Thilak, Sananth, Vidhu, and Sreeram.
Nine cinematographers — Santosh Sivan, Balasubramanien, Manoj Paramahamsa, Abhinandan Ramanujam, Shreyaas Krishna, Harshvir Oberai, Sujith Sarang, V Babu, and Viraj Singh — have been roped in for the nine shorts.
Navarasa will have music by AR Rahman, D Imman, Ghibran, Arul dev, Karthik, Ron Ethan, Govind Vasantha, and Justin Prabhakaran.