Cricketer Smriti Mandhana will release the audio of Kanaa, a movie about a girl who dreams about becoming a cricketer. The movie, directed by Arunraja Kamaraj, has been produced by Sivakarthikeyan under his home banner Sivakarthikeyan Productions.
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The audio launch of the movie, starring Aishwarya Rajesh and Sathyaraj, will happen on August 23. The event will also be attended by filmmaker Pandiraj, Anirudh Ravichander and D Imman.
The music has been composed by Dhibu Ninan Thomas and also features a song by Anirudh. The song is pegged to be a folk number comprising of a mix of piano and strings and traditional instruments like Thakil and Nadaswaram. The lyrics have been penned by the director himself. Kamaraj has in the past penned hit songs like ‘Neruppu Da’ from Kabali.
The poster of Kanaa which translates into ‘dream’ in English comes with the tagline ‘dream big’. Even though it’s not a biopic, the film claims to be about the travails of a girl who dreams of making it big in the cricketing world. Speaking to The Times of India, the director said, “The film is a first of its kind considering that it is completely based on women’s cricket. It narrates the story of Kausalya, a girl from a village, who makes it big in the national circuit.”
Aishwarya Rajesh is the protagonist. Her childhood phase will be played by Monica. As part of the movie, Rajesh trained for 60 days in cricket. Rajesh will soon be seen in Vikram-starrer Saamy Square where she will be essaying the character that Trisha played in the original film and Vetrimaran’s Dhanush-starrer Vada Chennai.
Kamraj was also quoted as saying, “The film belongs to the sports genre which has a format. I could have tweaked it had I been eyeing for a thriller or mystery with a sports backdrop. But this is purely a sports drama and the screenplay has been developed accordingly.”