Actor Sivakarthikeyan has donned the producer’s hat for his best friend and popular lyricist Arunraja Kamaraj’s directorial debut. A sports-based drama on women’s cricket, the film has been officially titled Kanaa (dreams) and its first look and motion poster were released on Tuesday.
Aishwarya Rajesh plays the titular role while Baahubali fame Sathyaraj plays her father in the film. Going by the motion poster, it looks like a story of an underdog rising against all odds to become a cricketer.
Very happy to share the First Look of our #SivakarthikeyanProductions first film #Kanaa #கனா Directed by my Nanban @Arunrajakamaraj with our dear #Sathyaraj sir @aishu_dil @darshan991 @dineshkrishnanb @AntonyLRuben @artilayaraja @Pali2285 @klaeking @vinciraj pic.twitter.com/aNdu2BRqx3
— Sivakarthikeyan (@Siva_Kartikeyan) May 15, 2018
On testing his luck as a producer, Sivakarthikeyan said in a statement: “Film industry had given me the name and the fame. I owe a lot to the industry. I feel it is my responsibility to help my friends realize their dreams, the same friends who have stood beside me through thick and thin, we have always shared the same dream of achievement and glory. Arunraja Kamaraj is very talented and he had shown glimpse of promise as a director when he was a student itself. When he narrated this script to me I was able to connect as I also hail from a middle class family. The dreams and ambitions of the protagonist is the fulcrum of the movie.”
Aishwarya is thrilled about playing a cricketer. “The film is based on women’s cricket and I play a cricketer, who hails from a small town. How she makes her mark and realizes her dream form the crux.”
“It is not easy to play this game despite knowing the basics. I have already begun training for it. Also, to be honest, I had never watched women’s cricket before signing this film, but now, I have started following it. I love the body language of the women cricketers and the attitude with which they carry themselves. It’s an honour to play a woman cricketer on screen,” she says, adding, “This one’s close to my heart and I have been working sincerely on the project. The film is sure to reach pan-Indian audiences.”
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