We had already reported that Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Prasanna, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and others would be starring together in an anthology film for AHA OTT platform. The project has now been officially launched by none other than the legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam. The Chekka Chivantha Vaanam director unveiled the first look poster of the film at his Madras Talkies office. This Telugu anthology film is titled Addham and it features a lot of exciting names in the star cast. Along with the project announcement, the makers have also revealed that the film will be released on October 16, which is just one week away.

The entire shooting of this project was completed during the lockdown and the shoot happened with a minimal crew. Addham will feature four short stories put together and all these stories are written by Siva Ananth, a close confidant of Mani Ratnam. Siva Ananth was one of the writers of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and is also working as the Executive Producer of the films produced by Madras Talkies. Apart from writing the story for all the 3 portions, Siva Ananth has directed one portion which features Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Aadukalam Kishore and Nerkonda Paarvai fame Arjun Chidambaram as the leads.

Director Barath Neelakantan who made his debut with Arulnithi's K13 has directed one portion which features Prasanna in the lead role. Director Sarjun KM has also directed a portion. The cinematography of this project is handled by two talents - Selvakumar SK and Shelley Callist. Addham has music scored by Sundaramurthy KS of Airaa fame, while the editing is taken care of Sreekar Prasad. Addham has been made with an interesting aspect which is - an anthology film with 3 directors, 2 cinematographers and 1 theme.

Apart from the above mentioned names, the anthology film also stars Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Rohini, Jayaprakash, Gayathrie Shankar and others. Addham is produced by Sujatha Narayanan and Devasena Subramaniam under the banner of SNDS Dream Catchers LLP. It is indeed interesting to see many leading talents from the Tamil film industry collaborate for a Telugu original. With just a week away from the release, we can expect the film's trailer and other promotional materials to be out in the coming week. Check out the official announcement tweet below: