Netflix is prepared to produce a glamour-stricken star-studded anthology with some of the massive names in the Malayalam movie world. The popular streaming platform is successful to gather big stars like Mohanlal, Fahadh Faasil, Mammootty, Asif Ali and Shanti Krishna among many others, to be a part of an anthology that will be based on short stories of renowned Malayalam author Mt Vasudevan Nair.
Reports suggest the streaming giant has also assembled top filmmakers like Lijo Jose Pellisery, Jayaraj, Priyadarshan, Shyamaprasad, Santosh Shivan and Mahesh Narayanan. However, an official confirmation from Netflix is yet to come.
Netflix Gathers Big Names to Produce an Anthology
Lijo Jose Pellisery is filming the short film with Mammootty. Reportedly, Priyadarshan will reimagine the famous 1960 drama Olavum Theeravum as a short film as part of the anthology’s part. Furthermore, there are sayings that Kamal Haasan will be displaying the short stories on Netflix, without being directly involved in acting or directing.
The streaming giant has gone for the anthology format to dive deep into India’s vernacular market. This format is even helpful to assist Netflix in developing a splash by gathering together the most popular and celebrated actors and directors of the regional movie industry. Previously, Netflix even commissioned the same projects in Tamil and Telugu.
To quote an example, the streaming platform’s last year Navarasa, which was introduced by celebrated filmmaker Mani Ratnam, witnessed the collaboration between the supreme talents of the Tamil movie industry with names like Suriya, Siddharth, Vijay Setupathi, Prayaga Martin, Revathi, Parvathy Thiruvothu among others!
Netflix never fails to surprise the fans with a bunch of amazing works! With an official announcement yet to be made, this is going to be another height achieved by the platform. Fans are truly excited and looking forward to hearing the next news soon!