Director Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan joined hands to produce Navarasa, which will stream on Netflix. The anthology film consists of nine-story stories based on nine different emotions. The film has been sold to Netflix and is expected to release in August. However, an update regarding the film's release is yet to be made. Navarasa was produced in an attempt to help the film technicians who lost their livelihoods due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. All technicians have worked without any remuneration and the proceeds from Navarasa will go to the upliftment of the Tamil film industry.
In an interview with Times of India, Mani Ratnam said, "We have a lot of daily-wage workers in the industry and every shooting day is their earning day. And we haven’t been shooting for a long time now. So, a lot of them have had a rough time. It is a group that really needs support and more projects like these should happen. It is through things like these that we can give them our support. We’re amidst a pandemic and theatres aren’t open now. Also, Navarasa is a nine-part anthology — of 30-40 minutes per story and per emotion. The only place it would fit best is on an OTT platform. It was more than interesting to make as each one is a different world. We can get into different worlds and get a glimpse of a moment that is precious to a particular emotion."