Last year we had reported that Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan are joining hands to present the Tamil film anthology Navarasa, based on the nine emotions for Netflix.
The nine anthology films will be directed by Arvind Swami, Bejoy Nambiar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Karthik Subbaraj, Karthick Naren, KV Anand, Ponram, and Rathindran Prasad for which the proceeds from the films will go towards the well-being of film workers in Tamil cinema impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The latest is that Mani Ratnam and Jayendra on Monday in a statement said that 10,000 members will benefit starting from February.
“Navarasa is truly a gesture of solidarity as it brought the industry together to provide support during an unprecedented crisis. We are thrilled to say the relief and support from the film will reach over 10,000 deserving beneficiaries across the industry, starting from February 2021 until August. To effectively identify and reach the beneficiaries and their families, we turned to Director RK Selvamani, President of Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI). We have partnered with Bhoomika Trust, which has over two decades of experience in disaster relief, to deliver this relief monthly to each worker and their family. We hope this will enable the industry to come back stronger and continue creating stellar work loved by audiences everywhere,” the duo said. Navarasa is currently in its post-production stage and the release date will be announced officially soon.
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