Kannitheevu to get a direct TV premiere

The film stars Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Dutta, Subhiksha Krishnan and Ashna Zaveri in lead roles
Kannitheevu, Director Sundar Balu
Kannitheevu, Director Sundar Balu

Director Sundar Balu's directorial, Kannitheevu has skipped a theatrical release and is set to premiere on Colours Tamil on March 8, on Women's Day. The film stars Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Dutta, Subhiksha Krishnan and Ashna Zaveri in lead roles.

About the story of Kannitheevu Sundar Balu says, "Kannitheevu starts with three women from North Madras who protest for an issue in their area. While the protest initially fetches them recognition, it eventually spells trouble for them. A negative character, who gets affected by their protest, seeks revenge. How these women escape from him forms the rest of the story," he shares about the film's plot.

Sundar shares that Kannitheevu has all kinds of elements like adventure, action, drama, etc. "In one word, we can say that the film is a drama, but it also has fight scenes and elements of a thriller."

The trailer showed Varalaxmi as a boxer in the film. Speaking about her character, he says, "I decided to make Varalaxmi's character a boxer because I wanted to show her as a bold and brave person who is always ready to face any kind of situation."

Speaking about the all-female star cast, Sundar shares, "I wanted to do a gender-reversal with Kannitheevu and made the heroines do all that a conventional hero would do. Even in Garjanai, my previous film, Trisha does all the action."

While most films are either being released theatrically or on various OTT platforms, Kannitheevu is getting a Television premiere. Sundar shares that he is sure that Kannitheevu will be received well by the audience, irrespective of the platform it is released on. "A few years back, all films used to be released only in theatres. But today, with the development of digital platforms on the one hand, and piracy on the other, only big films are being released in theatres. The audience today are prepared to watch and appreciate films, irrespective of the platform."

Kannitheevu has music by RS Raj Prathap, cinematography by Chitty Babu and editing by Lawrence Kishore.

Lastly, Sundar assures that his long-delayed Garjanai will release in two months. 

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