Top anthology movies that were released during the lockdown period
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Top anthology movies that were released during the lockdown period
Malavika Menon
Aug 09, 2021

Anthologies seem to have become quite popular among the audience now, and filmmakers have stepped up their game in making creative and unique anthologies in different languages, dealing with diverse subjects. Filmmakers come up with varied stories set in different backdrops, each having unique narration, offering a never-before-seen experience to the viewers. The pandemic has definitely affected our lives tremendously, including the way we watch movies. Below are a few anthology projects that were released during the lockdown, in 2020 and 2021 .

Here are a few anthology movies to watch...

Paava Kadhaigal
7.6OTTplay Rating
Paaava Kadhaigal is a Tamil anthology which had four episodes directed by Vetri Maaran, Sudha Kongara, Gautham Menon and Vignesh Shivan. It opened to positive reviews from everyone, thanks to the raw portrayal of human emotions. Kalidas Jayaram,Sai Pallavi, Simran and Anjali are a few actors who received appreciation for their performances in it. The anthology takes us through a roller coaster of emotions and the audience couldn’t have asked for more. The movie primarily explores how pride, honour and sin influence relationships in our society.
Social Distance
6.2OTTplay Rating
Social Distance is a feature film which was shot completely during the Covid-19 lockdown period between April and June last year. The film delves deep into the various conspiracies, fear and isolation behind the pandemic. The movie showcases the lives of six people, who work from home during the lockdown period, battling several struggles.
7.1OTTplay Rating
This is a film which was crafted with a lot of sensitivity, to say the least. The set of stories portrayed in the movie presents a kaleidoscope of angles on the hardships that people had to go through during the Covid-19 lockdown period. One of the highlights of the movie is the manner in which it made us forget our struggles in the difficult times.
7.9OTTplay Rating
The Tamil anthology released recently on Netflix explores nine human emotions of the Indian aesthetic theory. Navarasa is bankrolled by Mani Ratnam, along with director Jayendra Panchapakesan, under the banner of Madras Talkies and Qube Cinema Technologies. The series has opened to mixed opinions from critics and audience alike - while a couple of segments received positive reviews, the rest are below par with regard to storytelling.
Pitta kathalu
5.1OTTplay Rating
There are four stories narrated in the movie which includes secrets, lies, jealousy and control. These elements further explore the darker and deceptive sides of love. Raw emotions and complexities are portrayed throughout the movie as well. Varied shades of a victim of abuse, power-hungry all driven by envy are brought out by four different directors.
Putham Pudhu Kaalai
6.4OTTplay Rating
This movie is about five different stories of love, new beginnings, second chances and hopes. The movie was shot during the time of COVID-19. The film consists of emotional love stories without any unnecessary scenes of violence. The stories are so warm and you get drawn into the characters very easily.

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