'Navarasa', the anthology created/produced by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan, is about the nine emotions that the title indicates. Packed with nine stories, it tells the story of an "incredible journey".
Arvind Swami, Bejoy Nambiar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Karthik Subbaraj, Karthick Naren, Priyadarshan, Rathindran R Prasad, Sarjun, and Vasanth S Sai have directed its different stories.
To be streamed on Netflix from August 6, the anthology has been done by some of the most popular names of Kollywood without charging anything. The proceeds from 'Navarasa' will be spent on the welfare of poor Tamil cine workers who have been affected adversely by the pandemic.
Talking about the anthology, Mani Ratnam has said that Navarasa is a collection of nine stories with deep-rooted feelings. "We are extremely happy and proud of our colleagues in the industry, directors, actors, and technicians, who have created engaging, exciting stories from these nine emotions or the classical rasas," he added.
Below are more details about each of the stories in the anthology:
Anthology Story 1: Edhiri: Karuṇā (compassion)
Cast - Vijay Sethupathy, Prakash Raj, Revathy
Director - Bejoy Nambiar
Anthology Story 2: Summer of 92: Hāsya (Laughter)
Cast - Yogi Babu, Ramya Nambeesan, Nedumudi Venu
Director - Priyadarshan
Anthology Story 3: Project Agni: Adbhutā (Wonder)
Cast - Arvind Swami, Prasanna, Poorna
Director - Karthick Naren
Anthology Story 4: Payasam: Bheebhalsa (Disgust)
Cast - Delhi Ganesh, Rohini, Aditi Balan, Karthick Krishna
Director - Vasanth S Sai
Anthology Story 5: Peace: Shanthih (Peace)
Cast - Simha, Gautham Menon, Master Tarun
Director - Karthik Subbaraj
Anthology Story 6: Roudhram: Raudra (Anger)
Cast - Riythvika, Sreeram, Abhinayasree, Ramesh Thilak, Geetha Kailasam
Director - Arvind Swami
Anthology Story 7: Inmai: Bhaya (Fear)
Cast - Siddharth, Parvathy Thiruvorthu
Director - Rathindran R Prasad
Anthology Story 8: Thunintha Pin: Veera (Courage)
Cast - Atharvaa, Anjali, Kishore
Director - Sarjun
Anthology Story 9: Guitar Kambi Mele Nindru: Shringara (Love)
Cast - Suriya, Prayaga Rose Martin
Director - Gautham Vasudev Menon