Mani Ratnam and ten other notable filmmakers in the South Indian film industry are preparing to launch a unique production house named Rain on Films. South Indian cinema has seen tremendous growth in both commercial and critically acclaimed films over the years with big budget projects gearing up for a big screen release. In addition to the feat, notable filmmakers joined forces to form a one-of-a-kind production house to further boost the Kollywood industry.
Mani Ratnam and 10 others team up for Rain On Films
According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, Mani Ratnam along with Kollywood bigwigs like Shankar, Gautham Vasudev Menon, AR Murugadoss, Mysskin, Vetrimaaran, Lingusamy, Sasi, Vasanta Balan, Balaji Sakthivel and Lokesh Kanagaraj have teamed up to form a production house called Rain On Films. Encouraging the rise of a variety of content on OTT platforms, the production banner is expected to fund feature films, shows and anthologies for Indian streaming platforms. Although netizens are awaiting an official announcement, the production house’s studio is expected to launch in September.
According to reports, Padma Shri Prize winner Mani Ratnam is responsible for the idea of Rain On Films. The filmmaker has expressed his support for OTT platforms on several occasions, citing his benefit of giving filmmakers the freedom to present their story as they see fit. Kaithi Celebrity Lokesh Kanagaraj is said to have started working on a project under Rain On Films after finishing Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil Vikram.
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Critically acclaimed director Mani Ratman is currently busy filming his upcoming magnum opus titled Ponniyin Selvan which will mark the return to cinema of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after a long hiatus. The first part of the two-part film will hit theaters next year. S. Shankar is currently filming indian 2 while AR Murugadoss’ latest film was titled Darbar in 2020 with Rajinikanth. Vetrimaaran is currently filming for Viduthalai as he prepares to lead Vaadivaasal in the years to come,
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