The official trailer of Paava Kadhaigal, the upcoming Tamil anthology film to premiere on Netflix, was released on December 3. The two-minute trailer gives us a glimpse from all four short films that will be a part of the anthology. Paava Kadhaigal has Gautham Menon, Sudha Kongara, Vetri Maaran and Vignesh Shivan helming four different stories. The four stories, by four different directors, is based on four different themes — Honour, love, sin and pride.
Sudha Kongara who directed Thangam said in a statement, “Each story in Paava Kadhaigal explores human relationships from a perspective that it has never been looked at before – how far would one go in the name of honour. Working with the large powerhouse of talent that I did was great and I hope the viewers like the final product.”
Vignesh Shivan on directing Love Panna Uttranum said, “The shoot for the film was brilliant and it was a great experience working with such solid actors that gave their best performances. Paava Kadhaigal helped me honestly explore such an authentic theme and allowed me to work alongside some of the most experienced filmmakers from the industry.”
Sudha Kongara’s episode titled Thangam stars Bhavani Sre, Kalidas Jayaram and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj where Kalidas plays a gender queer person. Vignesh Shivan has directed the episode titled Love Panna Uttranum which stars Kalki Koechlin, Anjali and Padam Kumar.Oor Iravu has been written and directed by Vetri Maaran, which stars Hari, Prakash Raj and Sai Pallavi. Vaanmagal has been written and directed by Gautham Menon, starring himself and actor Simran.
Netflix has two other anthologies in the making, The Victim and Navarasa.