Five Tamil web series and originals to release in 2020
With Tamil films finding a phenomenal escalation across the Pan-Indian audiences through OTT platforms, the key players have considered Kollywood as the next major destination to expand their domain after Bollywood. While a dozen of originals and web series are scheduled at different stages of production, we bring you the list of web series and originals that is all set for release in 2020.
Kathir-Aishwarya Rajesh (Amazon Prime Video)
From the makers of Tamil film industry's all-time critically acclaimed "Vikram Vedha", here comes an edge-seated thriller. Bankrolled by Pushkar-Gayathri director duo, the web series tentatively titled ‘Suzhal’ features Kathir, Aishwarya Rajesh and Parthipan in title roles. The production works for Season 1 had commenced a couple of months ago, but has been stalled due to COVID 19 lockdown issues.
Honour Killings based anthology films (Netflix)
Netflix struck its gold by bringing Bollywood’s four most celebrated filmmakers for 'Lust Stories', an anthology based film on love and relationship. Apparently, it has collaborated with leading filmmakers of K-Town as well for an anthology of four stories based on honour killings, directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, Vetrimaaran, Sudha Kongara and Vignesh Shivan. With the running length of each story set around 30 minutes, the post-production work of this film has been already completed. The expectations have already mounted upon this film, which will have the official word on the release made sooner.
Venkat Prabhu's supernatural thriller (Disney+ Hotstar)
Featuring Vaibhav and Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles, the web series titled ‘Live Telecast’ with 7 episodes is about a film crew that experiences paranormal activities in a bungalow, where they are shooting a film. The post-production work has been almost completed except for some digital intermediate process. The star-cast also comprises of Kayal Anandhi, Premgi Amaran, Panchu Subbu, Daniel Annie Pope and few more prominent artistes.
Tamannaah-Vikatan Productions (Disney+ Hotstar)
Having produced the blockbuster movie “Siva Manasula Sakthi”, Vikatan Productions is now stepping into OTT by producing a web series. Although the premise of this story remains veiled, it is said that Tamannaah has already completed shooting major portions in Chennai.
Bharath-Priya Bhavani Shankar Rom-Com (Amazon Prime Video)
Kavithalaya Productions far-famed for some of the emblematic showpieces in silver and small screens took a leap into OTT with 'Harmony with AR Rahman'. Significantly, their maiden production of web series is a Rom-Com that revolves around four major characters played by Bharath, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Robo Shankar and Karunakaran. A mammoth set work for Rs. 50 Lac has been erected in AVM Studios for this series.