Stellar star cast in Amazon Prime’s Putham Pudhu Kaalai
Five prominent Tamil filmmakers are joining hands for an Amazon Prime original film titled ‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai’. It is an anthology of 5 short films featuring stories of love, new beginnings, second chances, and a glimmer of hope. All the stories are set and shot in the times of the COVID-19 lockdown. Sudha Kongara, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Rajiv Menon, Karthik Subbaraj and Suhasini Mani Ratnam are directing the 5 films.
Sudha Kongara’s film titled ‘Ilamai Idho Idho’ has Kalidas Jayaram, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Urvashi and Jayaram in the lead roles. Niketh Bommireddy is the DOP and GV Prakash has composed the music. Interestingly, they both are also part of Sudha’s ambitious film ‘Soorarai Pottru’, also gearing for release in Amazon Prime.
Karthik Subbaraj’s segment in ‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai’ is titled as ‘Miracle’. It has Bobby Simha and ‘Petta’ fame Muthu Kumar in the lead roles. Bobby Simha has been part of Karthik’s all feature films except ‘Mercury’. The actor had even won a National award for his performance in Karthik’s gangster-comedy ‘Jigarthanda’.
Gautham Menon’s segment has an interesting title — ‘Avarum Naanum/Avalum Naanum. MS Baskar and Ritu Varma play the lead roles in it. The National award winning actress-turned-filmmaker Suhasini Mani Ratnam is directing a segment titled ‘Coffee, Anyone’. Suhasaini herself is playing one of the leads alongside her cousins Anu Haasan and Shruti Haasan.
The last segment titled ‘Reunion’ stars Andrea Jeremiah, ‘OK Kanmani’ fame Leela Samson and Sikkhil Gurucharan. It is helmed by Rajiv Menon.
‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai’ is scheduled to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on October 16.