A subscription-based streaming platform tailored towards Eelam Tamils is set to be launched in January 2022. A venture devoted to the portrayal of the Eelam Tamil homeland on screen, Eelamplay will feature nearly fifty short films, full-length movies and documentaries that have been made so far on Eelam Tamils, right from its launch.
A brochure released by the creators states that at least one new show or film will be released every month on the platform with subtitles in several languages spoken by diaspora Tamils including English, French, German and Italian.
Eelamplay can be streamed on web browsers or smartphones or the platform’s own app which is also set to be launched on January 14.
The productions on Eelamplay are aimed at helping young Tamils “understand their roots and identity” and the older generations to “recollect their vivid memories” in their homeland.
The streaming site will feature programs catering to all ages ranging from special shows for children to more serious works that depict traditional Eelam Tamil art forms on screen.
Besides Tamil shows, Eelamplay will also contain films in other languages which will be accompanied by Tamil subtitles.
The new platform aims to serve as a repository of high-quality films that is easily accessible. The creators also say that the proceeds of subscriptions to Eelamplay would “support the production of works that propel the Eelam Tamil nation towards liberation.”
See their full brochure here.