The highly anticipated Tamil anthology film Navarasa premieres today at 12:30 p.m. on Netflix. The anthology has eminent directors and leading actors collaborating on nine short films based on nine rasas (emotions). Bejoy Nambiar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Karthik Subbaraj, Karthick Naren, KV Anand, Ponram, Rathindran Prasad and Halitha Shameem directed the shorts, with actor Arvind Swamy also making his directorial debut.
Around 40 prominent actors including Vijay Sethupathi, Suriya, Siddharth, Prakash Raj, Revathy, Nithya Menen, Saravanan, Alagam Perumal, Parvathy Thiruvothu and Aishwarya Rajessh, among others, play in Navarasa. Music composers AR Rahman, D Imman, Ghibran and top filmmakers Santosh Sivan, Balasubramaniem, Manoj Paramahamsa are also part of the project.
Navarasa was produced by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan. This is a charitable project, and the proceeds from the film will benefit approximately 12,000 workers in the Tamil film industry who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Suicide Squad, DC’s latest superhero film, continues to engage fans even on day two of its release. One of the most anticipated films of the year, The Suicide Squad hit theaters on Thursday. Directed by James Gunn, this is a soft reboot of the 2016 film Suicide Squad.
The film has so far received positive reviews. Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer wrote in his review: “The smartest trick about The Suicide Squad is that its politics pack a punch. Because, James Gunn realizes that the craziest thing is not the monsters fighting on the screen. It’s the government pulling the strings from behind, venturing into worlds it has no idea about, pitting people against each other and investing millions and 30 years to build monsters like the Star of sea is the apparent villain of this film. It’s a delicious irony when the pretty thing with its delirium of colors crushes men with their machines.