The slice-of-life series in an anthology of 9 stories Navarasa by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan unfolds all the nine emotions, anger, compassion, courage, disgust, fear, laughter, love, peace, and wonder which are displayed by the ensemble star cast with aplomb.
Suriya, Prakash Raj, Siddharth, Arvind Swamy, Vijay Sethupathi, Yogi Babu, Prasanna, Aditi Balan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Anjali, Nithya Menen, Aishwarya Rajesh, Revathy, Rohini, Prayaga Martin, and Poorna (Shamma Khasim), and many more have featured in this series. Netflix and Mani Ratnam have pulled out a coup of sorts by bringing all these star actors and directors for a web series and the audience definitely will have a unique experience to see all their favourite actors in different shades.
Written by Pattukottai Prabhakar and Madhan Karky, Navarasa is directed by equally competent directors of repute like Priyadarshan, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Bejoy Nambiar, Karthik Subbaraj, Arvind Swamy, Rathindran R Prasad, Vasanth, Karthick Naren, and Sarjun KM.
Navarasa teaser released today by Netflix depicts all the actors displaying various emotions with ease and perfection. The nine-episode series which are titled Inmai (Siddharth and Parvathy Thiruvothu), Roudhram (Rithvika and Sreeram), Edhiri (Vijay Sethupathi, Prakash Raj, and Revathy), Guitar Kambi Mele Nindru (Suriya and Prayaga Martin), Thunintha Pin (Atharvaa and Anjali), Summer of 92 (Yogi Babu and Ramya Nabesan), Project Agni (Arvind Swami, Prasanna, and Poorna), Peace (Bobby Simha and Gautam Vasudev Menon), and Payasam (Aditi Balan and Delhi Ganesh) touch all the nine human emotions of Indian aesthetic theory.
A.R. Rahman, Ghibran, D. Immam, Santosh Narayanan, Justin Prabhakaran, Govind Vasantha, Arul Dev, Karthik, and Ron Ethan Yoham are going to enthrall with their mesmerizing compositions along with vibrant cinematography by stalwarts like P.C. Sreeram, Santosh Sivan, Balasubramaniem, Abinandhan Ramanujam, Shreyaas Krishna, Harshivir Oberoi, Sujith Saran, and others that add grandeur and élan to the Navarasa which could be the first in recent times to have so many talented actors, directors, music directors, and technicians working for a single project.
All those who are associated with this series have worked without remuneration except the production costs and whatever the profits earned if any from the project will be donated to the members of the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), who were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bankrolled by Madras Talkies and Qube Cinema Technologies, Navarasa is all slated to stream from August 6 on the digital platform Netflix which has forayed into the South started their new Twitter handle to present content suitable for South Indian audience. After the exclusive series Paava Kadhaigal in Tamil and Pitta Kathalu in Telugu it’s Navarasa now to consolidate its position in the South by presenting different content in region-specific languages.
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— Netflix India South (@Netflix_INSouth) July 9, 2021