Reliable sources in the industry say that maverick filmmaker Mani Ratnam's Madras Talkies will be bankrolling an anthology for Amazon Prime. Sources add that Navarasa is the theme of the anthology and nine different directors will helm each emotion.
We hear that Gautham Vasudev Menon, Karthick Naren, Bejoy Nambiar, Arvind Swamy, and Mani Ratnam himself will be directing the five out of nine emotions in the anthology. Ratnam in talks with a few more directors to helm the remaining portions
Ratnam is planning to donate a part of the income generated to the jobless workers in the Tamil film industry. The director will soon make an official announcement on this anthology. On the film front, Ratnam will resume shooting for his magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan post lockdown.