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[01/19/21 - 09:31 PM]
Netflix Announces First Telugu Film, "Pitta Kathalu"
The four-part anthology film, due on February 19, is directed by four of the finest stalwarts of Telugu cinema - Tharun Bhascker, B.V. Nandini Reddy, Nag Ashwin and Sankalp Reddy.

[via press release from Netflix]

Netflix Announces First Telugu Film, Pitta Kathalu

Brings together four incredibly talented directors, Tharun Bhascker, B.V. Nandini Reddy, Nag Ashwin and Sankalp Reddy, to helm an anthology about distinctly bold women

Mumbai, 20th January, 2021: Netflix today announced its first Telugu original film, Pitta Kathalu. The four-part anthology film is directed by four of the finest stalwarts of Telugu cinema - Tharun Bhascker, B.V. Nandini Reddy, Nag Ashwin and Sankalp Reddy. Pitta Kathalu, which means short stories in Telugu, tells the stories of four distinctly bold women. Bringing these characters to life are Eesha Rebba, Lakshmi Manchu, Amala Paul and Shruti Haasan in lead roles. Pitta Kathalu also stars Ashima Narwal, Jagapathi Babu, Satya Dev, Saanve Megghana, Sanjith Hegde among many other well-known names.

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP Movies and Ashi Dua Sara's Flying Unicorn Entertainment, Pitta Kathalu will premiere exclusively on 19th February on Netflix across 190 countries.

National Film Award-winning director, Tharun 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.

Director of numerous hits, director B.V. Nandini Reddy said about her first Netflix film,"Collaborating with Netflix and the accomplished cast of Pitta Kathulu has been a very rewarding experience. Working with gifted directors who seek to travel on newer paths of storytelling has helped us bring forth authentic human stories and a differentiated take on relationships. We hope these stories will have a universal impact with the massive reach that Netflix provides."

Filmfare Award-winning director, Nag Ashwin said, "With this the first Telugu original by Netflix, I really wanted to push the boundaries of what people expect from the medium. 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."

National Film Award-winning director, Sankalp Reddy said, "I am very excited to announce my first Netflix film, Pitta Kathalu. The film brings four stories to life and explores some unique themes that we hope will interest viewers. It is incredible that these stories will travel to millions of viewers globally with Netflix."

Srishti Behl Arya, Director, International Original Film, Netflix India said, "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. We can't wait for our members in India and around the world to discover these intricate, well-told stories."

Pitta Kathalu will release on 19th February, 2021, exclusively on Netflix!

CREDITS:

Movie: Ramula

Director and writer: Tharun Bhascker

Cast: Machu Lakshmi, Saanve Megghana, Naveen Kumar

Movie: Meera

Director : B.V. Nandini Reddy

Writer: Radhika Anand

Cast: Jagapathi Babu, Amala Paul, Aswin Kakamanu

Movie: xLife

Director and writer: Nag Ashwin

Cast: Shruti Haasan, Sanjith Hegde, Sangeet Shobhan, Anish Kuruvilla, UKO, Dayanand Reddy, Thanmayi

Movie: Pinky

Director : Sankalp Reddy

Writer: Emani Nanda Kishore

Cast: Satya Dev, Eesha Rebba, Srinivas Avasarala, Ashima Narwal

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 204 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments. For the latest news, updates and entertainment from Netflix India, follow us on IG @Netflix_IN, TW @NetflixIndia and FB @NetflixIndia

About RSVP

The vision of RSVP is to develop and create stories that must be told, stories that we would love to tell and stories that people go to the movies for. Younger audiences are closing the mediums of their choice and we maintain it's an audience revolution and evolution more than a technology one. The goal is to constantly innovate and disrupt in this space of movies, digital content and the new age of documentaries. Following this vision, RSVP has successfully produced Love Per Square Foot, Lust Stories, Karwaan, Pihu, Kedarnath, Uri - The Surgical Strike, Sonchiriya , Raat Akeli Hain, The Sky is Pink and Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. The upcoming films under the banner are Rashmi Rocket, Tejas, Pippa and Sam Maneckshaw.

About Flying Unicorn

Flying Unicorn Entertainment is an independent production house founded by Ashi Dua Sara. She pioneered the anthology film genre in India first with Bombay Talkies and then Lust Stories, working with four of the biggest directors in Bollywood - Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap, and Karan Johar. She also produced Kaalakaandi, a Saif Ali Khan starrer caper black-comedy.





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