Mani Ratnam's 'Navarasa' changes OTT streaming partner from Prime Video to Netflix

Madras Talkies and Amazon Prime deal fell through because of contractual agreement issue and production changes
Mani Ratnam's Navarasa

We reported that Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies is bankrolling an original anthology series title 'Navarasa' for Amazon Prime Video. However, the series has changed hands and latest update suggests that Netflix has now bagged the opportunity.

With Netflix on board as the streaming partner, the shoot of the project will commence soon. This project will mark the directorial debut of actors Arvind Swami and Siddharth, who will direct one episode each.

The updated list of actors and directors who will feature in Navarasa looks something like this:

  • Mani Ratnam
  • Gautham Menon
  • Aravind Swamy
  • Siddarth
  • Karthick Naren
  • K.V. Anand
  • Bejoy Nambiar
  • Rathindran Prasad - (Siddharth, Parvathy Menon)
  • Ponram - (Dulquer Salmaan)
Star cast:
  • Suriya
  • Vijay Sethupathi
  • Parvathy Menon
  • Dulquer Salmaan
  • Sneha
  • Jai
  • Siddarth
Apparently, part of the income from the series will be given to workers of Tamil industry, who have been without work over the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. More details on the new anthology will be out in the coming days. Meanwhile, Mani Ratnam will also soon resume shooting for his magnum opus 'Ponniyin Selvan'.

Produced by Lyca and Madras Talkies, Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Balaji Sakthivel, Sarathkumar, and Mohan Raman are playing the lead roles in Ponniyin Selvan.


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