In big news for the Tamil movie industry, several acclaimed Tamil filmmakers have joined hands to launch a major production powerhouse. The new company called ‘Rain On Films’ is a collective of leading directors including Mani Ratnam, Shankar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, AR Murugadoss, Mysskin, Vetrimaaran, Lingusamy, Sasi, Vasanta Balan, Balaji Sakthivel, and Lokesh Kanagaraj.
‘Rain On Films’ will work as a corporate entity and fund feature films, anthologies, series and shows for leading OTT platforms in India. An official announcement is yet to be made. The studio is said to be an initiative by Mani Ratnam, who had also bankrolled Netflix’s latest anthology drama ‘Navarasa’. The National Award-winning filmmaker had earlier professed his admiration for OTT platforms. He noted that as a filmmaker, he finds streaming platforms very liberating as they allow him to tell a story in multiple formats.
If reports are to be believed, the first project from the Rain On Films banner will be helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. He will start the project after he finishes shooting his upcoming film ‘Vikram’, starring Kamal Hassan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Fahadh Faasil.