The shooting of Kennedy Club has reached its final stages with just the climax and few songs left to be canned. According to reports, the director is planning on holding a real Kabbadi match at a ground in Villupuram and the general public will be invited to act as spectators.
And that is not all as the director, Suseenthiran, will be roping in some real-life Kabbadi players to be a part of this match. Kennedy Club is a sports drama that will have M Sasikumar playing the Kabbadi coach.
Director Suseenthiran, whose forte is making sports-based films, is currently directing Kennedy Club, a film on womenâ€™s Kabbadi. The director is putting in a lot of efforts in shooting this movie and has so far completed schedules in Salem, Erode, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Mumbai and Ahmadabad, where this sport is played passionately.
The film has veteran director Bharathiraja in the lead role and teaming up with him is another director and actor Sasikumar. The star cast also includes Samuthirakani in a pivotal role. The rest of the actors in it are Meenakshi, Neethu, Gayathri, Soumya, Soundarya and Smriti.
The technical crew of Kennedy Club comprises D Imman for music, B Sekar for art direction and RB Gurudev for cinematography. Thai Saravanan is bankrolling the venture under his banner Nallusamy Pictures.
There were reports a few weeks ago that the Chinese dubbing rights of this sports drama has been lapped up for a whopping Rs 2 crores. Indian films do find patronage in the Chinese film market but a Tamil movie making it to the list is surprising and exciting.
A Kabbadi ground set has been erected at Isadpur in Maharashtra for the film shoot. This set can hold about 25,000 spectators and the scenes to be shot here will be realistic, we hear.
Kennedy Club is touted to be a summer release this year and its date of release is expected to be out soon.
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