Four formidable directors, Gautham Menon, Sudha Kongara, Vetri Maaran and Vignesh Shivan helm an anthology on love, pride and honour, featuring an outstanding ensemble cast
Mumbai, October 1, 2020: Netflix today announced its first Tamil film, Paava Kadhaigal. Directed by Gautham Menon, Sudha Kongara, Vetri Maaran and Vignesh Shivan, Paava Kadhaigal explores how love, pride and honour influence complex relationships through four intricate and beautiful stories. The anthology is produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and Ashi Dua Sara’s Flying Unicorn Entertainment, and will release exclusively on Netflix across 190 countries.
The anthology features a stellar ensemble cast, including Anjali, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Menon, Hari, Kalidas Jayaram, Kalki Koechlin, Padam Kumar, Prakash Raj, Sai Pallavi, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Simran, amongst others.
Gautham Menon said, “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.”
Sudha Kongara said, “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.”
Vetri Maaran said, “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.”
Vignesh Shivan said, “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.”
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
The vision of RSVP is to develop and create stories that must be told, stories that we would love to tell and stories that people go to the movies for. Younger audiences are closing the mediums of their choice and we maintain it’s an audience revolution and evolution more than a technology one. The goal is to constantly innovate and disrupt in this space of movies, digital content and the new age of documentaries.
Following this vision, RSVP has successfully produced Love Per Square Foot, Lust Stories, Karwaan, Pihu, Kedarnath, URI – The Surgical Strike, Sonchiriya , Raat akeli hain , the sky is pink and Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. The upcoming films under the banner are Rashmi Rocket , Tejas , Pippa and Sam Maneckshaw
About Flying Unicorn
Flying Unicorn Entertainment is an independent production house founded by Ashi Dua Sara. She pioneered the anthology film genre in India first with Bombay Talkies and then Lust Stories, working with four of the biggest directors in Bollywood – Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap, and Karan Johar. She also produced Kaalakaandi, a Saif Ali Khan starrer caper black-comedy.