|Directed by||Arunraja Kamaraj|
|Written by||Arunraja Kamaraj|
|Starring||Aishwarya Rajesh |
|Music by||Dhibu Ninan Thomas|
|21 December 2018|
Kanaa (English: Dream) is a 2018 Indian Tamil language sports drama film starring Sathyaraj, Aishwarya Rajesh and Darshan in lead roles, where actor Sivakarthikeyan in a supporting role. The film is written and directed by Arunraja Kamaraj, helming the director's hat for the first time. The film will have music composed by Dhibu Ninan Thomas, cinematography by Dinesh Krishnan, edited by Ruben and produced by Sivakarthikeyan in his newly established Sivakarthikeyan Productions banner.
Kousalya Murugesan (Aishwarya Rajesh), the daughter of Murugesan (Sathyaraj), a farmer, aspires to become an international cricketer so that she can put a smile on her cricket-loving father's face by helping the country win.
- Aishwarya Rajesh as Kousalya Murugesan
- Sathyaraj as Murugesan
- Sivakarthikeyan as Nelson Dhilipkumar
- Darshan as Murali Krishna
- Rama as Kousalya's mother
- Blade Shankar
- P. Shyam Sundar from KL University(Vijayawada) as CEO
- Savari Muthu
- Antony Bhagyaraj
- Fathima Samreen
- Natasha Parashar
- Nirali Oza
Arunraja Kamaraj who is well-known for his chart-buster songs like Dub Theri Step, Neruppu Da and Varlaam Vaa as a singer and lyricist, revealed that he would be helming a movie about women’s cricket. This is supposed to be a fresh venture written by Arun himself, further talking about the project he said that an audition has been planned to choose girls/women who can play cricket well.
This project was officially launched on February 2018, and actor Sivakarthikeyan is making his debut as the producer of the venture, under his newly-established SK Productions banner, with actors Aishwarya Rajesh and Sathyaraj joining the cast, and debut actor Darshan was signed to play the male lead role. Dhibu Ninan Thomas, who earlier composed for Maragadha Naanayam was selected as the music director. Meanwhile, Dinesh Krishnan, Ruben, and Lalgudi N Ilayaraja was signed as cinematographer, editor and art director for this film.
It was announced that the film would be released on December 21.
|Soundtrack album by |
Dhibu Ninan Thomas
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Sony Music India|
|Producer||Dhibu Ninan Thomas|
|Dhibu Ninan Thomas chronology|
The film's soundtrack is composed by Dhibu Ninan Thomas, who happens to be classmates with Sivakarthikeyan and Arunraja Kamaraj on their college days. The album features 5 songs of which "Vaayadi Petha Pulla" is sung by Sivakarthikeyan's daughter Aaradhana. The audio rights of the film are secured by Sony Music India.
|1.||"Vaayadi Petha Pulla"||Aaradhana Sivakarthikeyan, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Sivakarthikeyan||4:07|
|2.||"Oonjala Oonjala"||Niranjana Ramanan, Sid Sriram||4:12|
|3.||"Kanne En Kannazhage"||Kapil Kapilan||4:40|
|4.||"Othaiyadi Pathayila"||Anirudh Ravichander||4:09|
|5.||"Savaal"||Dhibu Ninan Thomas, Rabbit Mac, Arunraja Kamaraj||3:53|
The movie has finally released on December 21 and received positive reviews from critics. M Suganth from Times of India quoted the movie as crowd-pleasing sports movie that also doubles up as a message movie on farmers and their issues, giving the movie 5/5 rating.
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