Director Venkat Prabhu holds the distinction of recommending
his assistant Sripathy to T Siva of Amma Creations,
the producer of Saroja. Impressed by the story, Siva
agreed to do the movie along with Sona, who is the
co-producer of the movie. Sripathy has worked in two
of Venkat Prabhu's films as an assistant and if sources
are to be believed, the story of Kanimozhi was developed
by him during his college days. Kanimozhi, as it looks,
will be a feel good movie with importance to music
and romance with shades of philosophy.
Jai is the hero of Kanimozhi. Jai is banking heavily
on Kanimozhi as he is in need of a hit. With his last
few movies not making much news, Jai would have his
fingers crossed before the release of this one. The
heroine of the movie is Shazahn Padamsee, who had
acted in the Bollywood movie Rocket Singh with Ranbir
Kapoor in the lead. Swati, heroine of Subramaniapuram,
was earlier considered for the role but the director
decided on Shazahn Padamsee in the end.
The producer of this movie needs no introduction.
T Siva has produced nearly 15 movies in Tamil including
Poonthotta Kaavalkaran, Chinna Mappillai and the more
recent Saroja. The entire movie was canned in 96 days
in 47 different locations. Another interesting fact
about the movie is that dialogues have been recorded
in live sound except for Shazahn Padamsee's voice,
which has been dubbed. Cinematography has been done
by P. Chidambaram and editing has been completed by
KL Praveen and NB Srikanth.
Music will play an important role in the movie, according
to sources. The audio launch was a grand affair with
the function held at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai. While
Chief Minister M Karunanidhi released the CD, the
first copy was received by Vijay. The music of Kanimozhi
has been well appreciated and has been featuring in
the Top 10 for a long time.
Kanimozhi is ready for release after facing a lot
of obstacles before the release. The post-production
work took more time than expected and hence the movie's
release was delayed. Then it was further delayed due
to non-availability of proper dates. With the time
ripe, a talented director and renowned producers,
Kanimozhi has all the right ingredients to make it
big. With Nandalala releasing with Kanimozhi, it will
be interesting to see the fans' reaction this weekend!