Ajith Kumar’s Vidaa Muyarchi and Indian 2, starring Kamal Haasan, are among the several other highly-awaited movies that are set to grace Netflix in 2024.
On the festive occasion of Pongal, Netflix made quite a splash on social media by unveiling a captivating lineup of eight Tamil films set to be part of its licensed content for the year 2024. These highly-anticipated movies will have an initial theatrical release before they begin streaming on the platform.
Netflix seems to have adopted an aggressive approach in acquiring the streaming rights of big blockbusters in the southern cinema. It already became the home of some of the biggest Tamil hits of 2023, including Leo, Thunivu and Maamannan. This year, the streaming giant has doubled down on its investments in Tamil talents in a bid to expand its subscriber base in the south.
"The viewing of South content on Netflix has increased by 50% YoY, and with the addition of these new films, we promise to make every night a blockbuster night for our members," said Monika Shergill, VP - Content at Netflix, while sharing insights into the upcoming film roster.
Billed as an action thriller, Vidaa Muyarchi is written and directed by Magizh Thirumeni. The film stars Ajith Kumar in the lead, while Arjun Sarja, Trisha, Regina Cassandra and Arav among others will be seen in supporting roles. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, the film is already in production. However, the producers have not announced its release date.
Maharaja holds a special place in Vijay Sethupathi's career as it is his 50th film. Judging from the initial promotional materials, this film seems to have provided the star with an ample platform to showcase his versatile acting skills that he has perfected for over two decades. Written and directed by Nithilan Swaminathan, Maharaja also stars Anurag Kashyap, Abhirami, Mamta Mohandas, Bharathiraja and Divya Bharathi.
At this moment, we know very little about Revolver Reeta, which seems like a colourful and quirky women-centric movie. It's also not clear whether this film has anything to do with the 1970 Tamil movie of the same name. Written and directed by K Chandru, the movie is bankrolled by Passion Film Factory and The Route.
This untitled film is easily the biggest production that Sivakarthikeyan has been part of. Filmmaker Rajkumar Periyasamy is making this film based on a non-fiction book about the high-stakes situations faced by Indian soldiers in their line of duty. It's bankrolled by Kamal Haasan's production house Raaj Kamal Films Internationals in collaboration with Sony Pictures India. It stars Sai Pallavi, Rahul Bose and Lallu in key roles.
Filmmaker Pa Ranjith promises to deliver a classic for ages with Thangalaan . Starring Chiyaan Vikram in the lead role, the narrative centres around the struggle to protect one's rights, wealth and self-respect from the invading imperial forces. It's easily the most ambitious film in the director's career. The film also stars Parvathy Thiruvothu and Malavika Mohanan.
It won't be wrong to say that this is the long-overdue sequel. The film brings back Kamal Haasan's iconic role Senapathy aka 'Indian thatha' on the big screen after a gap of more than 25 years. The growing cases of corruption in the country, forces Indian thatha to come back from his retirement to instil the fear of god in both those offering and accepting bribes. Indian 2 also stars S. J. Suryah, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Bhavani Shankar.
Sorgavasal is written and directed by debutant filmmaker Sidharth Viswanath. Actor RJ Balaji is headlining this new project and we have very little information about the remaining cast, crew and its storyline at present. According to reports, filmmaker-actor Selvaraghavan is said to be playing a key role in it.
Kannivedi features Keerthy Suresh in the lead role and is written and directed by debut director Ganesh Raj. The film is set to tell the tale of an ambitious and adventurous media student, who sets out to unravel the truth behind a peice of news. It also stars Ajay Ghosh and Namita Krishnamurthy in the supporting roles.