South Indian filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar recalls working with Mani Ratnam and Vijay Setupathy on “Navarasa” as a highlight of his career. He expressed his joy at re-creating the dialogues with Vijay Sethupathy for the film.The stellar anthology features some of the best talent from the Tamil film industry. Prakash Raj, Vijay Setupathy, and Revathy play the main roles in the film. Navarasa will debut worldwide on Netflix on August 6, 2021.
Bejoy Nambiar on working with Mani Ratnam ”Makrand Deshpande once told me to be careful about working with your idols. Since you have grown up watching your idols and working with them sometimes ruins the illusion of greatness, it is best to avoid them. I’ve been fortunate in not experiencing that, since I’ve always enjoyed watching the people I’ve worked with in my youth. Having the opportunity to work with Mani Sir is a privilege.”
Speaking on the making and working with Vijay Sethupathy, Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar, “For several scenes, Vijay Sethupathy and I sat together and rewrote the dialogues. It surprises me how much actors invest in their performances. His enhancements have improved many scenes. A script for Revathy Mam’s last monologue was written by Vijay Sethupathy. His contribution to the script was credited in the film.In making this in-depth film, I was fortunate to find an incredible cast and a dedicated cast that truly collaborated with me.”
Navarasa is a compilation of nine beautiful tales depicting nine feelings: love, laughter, anger, sorrow, courage, disgust, surprise, and peace. The film boasts a talented cast of over 40 members, several film technicians, and talented directors. The film has been produced by Justickets which is co-founded by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan. Navarasa will launch exclusively on Netflix worldwide on August 6, 2021.