Director Suseenthiran, whose forte is in 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 director intends to shoot the climax portions in Punjab and Haryana and about 500 players from various parts of the country are expected to be a part of it.
In fact, 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.
On working on this massive project, Suseenthiran has told in an interview to the Deccan Chronicle, â€śThe phase involved the entire team to travel day and night at a stretch. Since, these were the real locales where kabbadi games are being held, the shooting had to be planned 10 days prior to it. Moreover, these scenes had to be filmed with huge crowds that took three days to assemble them together and was shot using 4-camera setups, which was a huge challenge involving heavy work and budget.â€ť
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. Kennedy Club is slated for release on the Tamil New Yearâ€™s Day this year.
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