Netflix has tied up with Reliance’s Viacom 18 again, for a riveting anthology series this time. The anthology series will consist of several short films, and is titled ‘X-Ray’. But what is super interesting about their latest collaboration is the top names attached to the latest series. Well, the new series will feature names like Manoj Bajpayee, Gajraj Rao, Radhika Madan, Harshvardhan Kapoor, among others. The story was first broken by online publication, Peeping Moon.
Netflix’s anthology series will be directed by talented directors Abhishek Chaubey (Ishqiya, Udta Punjab), Vasan Bala (Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota) and popular Bengali filmmaker, Srijit Mukherji (Dwitiyo Purush, Begum Jaan). Abhishek Chaubey’s short film will feature Manoj Bajpayee and Gajraj Rao; Vasan Bala’s will have Radhika Madan and Harshvardhan Kapoor as leads; Srijit Mukherji’s cast hasn’t been revealed yet.
The anthology will be based on acclaimed Bengali writer – director Satyajit Ray’s works. Each short film in the anthology will focus on one story from Satyajit Ray’s short stories collection. The films will not reprise the stories as is, but will pay homage to Satyajit Ray’s remarkable skills as a storyteller.
Netflix has recently collaborated with Viacom 18 on several projects. Jamtara – Sabka Number Aayega, She, And Taj Mahal 1989 were the results of that collaboration. X-Ray will be mounted on a lavish scale. It is currently kicking off shoot in Goa, to be ready for release in the first quarter of 2021.
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