Director Mani Ratnam, along with director Jayendra (180), will produce an ambitious nine-film anthology combining some of Tamil cinema's big directors and actors in a project titled Navarasa. On Wednesday morning, these directors and a few actors took to their respective social media accounts to announce their participation in the project.
The collection of short films, represents the nine emotions— Shringara, Hasya, Karuna, Raudra, Veera, Bhayanaka, Bibhatsya, Adbutha and Shantha — which stands for love, laughter, sorrow, anger, courage, fear, disgust, wonder and peace respectively.
Among the nine DOPs are Santosh Sivan, Manoj Paramahamsa, Balasubramaniem and Abhinandan Ramanujam.
In a press release, Netflix said that the proceeds from this anthology would go to people in the film industry affected by the pandemic. It said: "The incredible creative community of Tamil cinema has graciously offered their services pro-bono and they will contribute the proceeds from the films towards the well-being of film workers in Tamil cinema impacted by the pandemic."
The project is being produced under the banner of Justickets, in association with AP International and Wide Angle Creations as executive producers.
Talent and companies involved in Navarasa have offered their services pro bono.
The announcement has not confirmed a date of release.