Netflix today launched the trailer of its first Telugu original film, Pitta Kathalu. The four-part anthology film is directed by four of the finest stalwarts of Telugu cinema – Tharun Bhascker, B.V. Nandini Reddy, Nag Ashwin, and Sankalp Reddy.
Pitta Kathalu, which means short stories in Telugu, tells the stories of four distinctly bold women. Bringing these characters to life are Eesha Rebba, Lakshmi Manchu, Amala Paul and Shruti Haasan in lead roles. Pitta Kathalu also stars Ashima Narwal, Jagapathi Babu, Satya Dev, Saanve Megghana, Sanjith Hegde among many other well-known names.
The four films – Ramula (Tharun Bhascker), Meera (B.V. Nandini Reddy), X Life (Nag Ashwin), and Pinky (Sankalp Reddy) – take the audience on a journey through love, desire, deceit, and power, viewed through the lens of women fighting for what’s theirs.
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies and Ashi Dua Sara’s Flying Unicorn Entertainment, Pitta Kathalu will premiere exclusively on 19th February on Netflix across 190 countries.
“I am glad to be a part of Netflix’s first anthology film – Pitta Kathalu. X-Life is a story that is ahead of its time yet relatable for the audience. And shooting it was such a fun experience. My pairing with Sanjith Hegde is very interesting as he brought whole new energy and talent to the project. I love director Nag Ashwin’s vision and the story he has woven which is very relevant today. To have a poignant part in that narrative was indeed exciting and interesting to an essay. Playing a character of a woman who is strong and speaks up against the preconceived notions of society was an incredible experience. While the story is set in a futuristic world, it is seen in some form or the other in today’s world as well and I hope audiences can understand the seriousness of it,” added Shruti Haasan.
Witness stories of distinctly bold women unfold exclusively on Netflix as Pitta Kathalu begins streaming on 19th February 2021