The film comprises four stories, which will be directed by Gautham Menon, Sudha Kongara, Vetrimaaran, and Vignesh Shivan. The cast includes Anjali, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Menon, Hari, Kalidas Jayaram, Kalki Koechlin, Padam Kumar, Prakash Raj, Sai Pallavi, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, and Simran, among others.
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Earlier, during the announcement of the film, Netflix had revealed in a press release that Paava Kadhaigal will explore how “love, pride and honour influence complex relationships”.
Speaking about the film, Kongara had said in the statement, “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.” Anirudh has composed music for this film.
The announcement of Paava Kadhaigal was made soon after the release of Putham Pudhu Kaalai, an anthology showcasing the works of directors Kongara, Menon, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Rajiv Menon, and Karthik Subbaraj on Amazon Prime Video. A month back, Netflix had also announced Navarasa, a Tamil anthology conceived by director Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan, the co-founder of Qube Cinema.
Talking about the influx of regional content on OTT platforms, Menon, who is directing one story and has also acted in Paava Kadhaigal, told Silverscreen India, that earlier there was very little focus on Tamil content, which is now growing. He added that he hopes to see more opportunities in the future.