Paava Kadhaigal: Netflix announces first Tamil film

Netflix has announced its first-ever Tamil film titled ‘Paava Kadhaigal’. It will be a four-part anthology which “explores how love, pride and honour influence complex relationships”.

Gautham Menon, Sudha Kongara, Vetri Maaran and Vignesh Shivan will each helm one part of the anthology film.

The cast includes Anjali, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Menon, Hari, Kalidas Jayaram, Kalki Koechlin, Padam Kumar, Prakash Raj, Sai Pallavi, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Simran, among others.

Paava Khadaigal has been produced by RSVP Movies, owned by Ronnie Screwvala, and Ashi Dua Sara’s Flying Unicorn Entertainment.

Each of the filmmakers talked about their experience with Paava Kadhaigal:

Menon: “Paava Kadhaigal is my first collaboration with Sudha (Kongara), Vetri (Maaran), and Vignesh (Shivan). To explore a complex, difficult theme in an authentic and honest manner alongside incredibly talented directors is a tremendous opportunity. The anthology reflects how pride, honour and social standing continue to influence individual choices all around us.”

Kongara: “Each story in this anthology explores unconventional, unfettered, and unconditional love. It’s great that these incredible stories will reach viewers in India and around the world with Netflix.” 

Maara: “I enjoyed making this anthology with Netflix as I was able to focus on telling the story I wanted to. The freedom of filmmaking I experienced with Paava Kadhaigal was fulfilling.”

Shivan: “I’ve always been a huge fan of Netflix and its storytelling. As a filmmaker, being able to tell your story to a diverse audience, alongside three respected directors who believe in your story as much as you do, is an incredible opportunity. This film explores the dark, often agonizing side of human relationships, tabling thoughts many have but are afraid to vocalise.” 

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