Filmmakers Tharun Bhascker, BV Nandini Reddy, Nag Ashwin and Sankalp Reddy have come together to narrate stories about distinctly bold women through an anthology.
The Telugu anthology is titled Pitta Kathalu, which means short stories in Telugu.
The characters of the stories will be brought to to life by stars Eesha Rebba, Lakshmi Manchu, Amala Paul, Shruti Haasan, Ashima Narwal, Jagapathi Babu, Satya Dev, Saanve Megghana, and Sanjith Hegde.
Talking about the project, National Film Award-winning director Bhascker said: “‘Pitta Kathalu’ is a labour of love with every story in the anthology showcasing a beautiful landscape of the country and presenting women-led stories that will touch a chord with the audience.
“Working with other extremely talented directors and incredible actors was an opportunity to cherish. It is time for regional Indian content to shine on the global stage,” Bhascker added.
For Reddy, working with “directors who seek to travel on newer paths of storytelling has helped us bring forth authentic human stories and a differentiated take on relationships”.
To this, Nag Ashwin added: “I hope ‘Pitta Kathalu’, the four different stories of this anthology, the four unique worlds the directors have created will connect with people, not just in the Telugu speaking states but across the world.”
“Great stories can come from anywhere. As we expand our film slate and tell more stories that are rooted in all corners of the country, we are thrilled to bring the magic of Telugu storytelling to Netflix, with ‘Pitta Kathalu’. This anthology was a wonderful opportunity to work with imaginative storytellers and incredible talent who have pushed the creative boundaries.” said Srishti Behl Arya of Netflix, where the film drops on February 19. –ians/sug/vnc