Cali Yellow Tales, a six-film anthology series written and directed by Adib Rais, has recently been wrapped up by filming. Adeeb’s credits include the short films Mausi Ji and Betin and the web series Yeh Pagal Dil.
The films are believed to “capture the essence of love, relationships and life in Mumbai”. They explore topics such as infidelity, open marriage, homosexuality, commitment phobia, divorce among others.
The anthology film series boasts acclaimed actors. The cast of Kali Pili Tales includes Vinay Pathak, Soni Razdan, Gauhar Khan, Sayani Gupta, Manvi Gagru, Sharib Hashmi, Hussain Dalal, Priyanshu Pendouli, Saadia Siddiqui and Tanmay Dhananya.
The anthology is the production house of Madimdas Films behind the film series.
Adeeb Rais said in a statement, “Every film has come from a very special place in my heart and it has something unique in it. We have not held back from bringing in some important themes and showing some complex relationships through films. Each of the films ends in an iconic Mumbai Black and Yellow (black yellow) taxi and is a metaphor for the journey of life, acting as a general formula between each of the six films. “
He added, “Within the anthology, we’ve covered a gamut of emotions and showcased a mix of both relatable and slightly off beat characters. There is something for everyone to take home from this series.”
He also praised the actors of the films and said that he loves and admires them all. He said that they were all “kind, helpful” during production.
Adeeb also revealed that the film is currently in the final stages of post-production, excited to share his “baby” with the rest of the world.