Kennedy Club will see Sasikumar and Bharathiraja share screenspace. The film is the brainchild of director Suseenthiran, who made his directorial debut through a similar themed film – Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu.
The project has been scheduled for a release for the Tamil New Years Day next year (April 14, 2019).
A spokesperson for the film told Silverscreen, “Kennedy Club continues the tradition of Suseenthiran’s films that have sports at their very heart. This is a story of an underdog team who claw their way to the top. Suseenthiran has chosen promising young female actors for the lead roles in the movie.”
The press release mentions Suseenthiran’s father, who founded a kabaddi club forty years ago, as an inspiration for the director.
The film is based on a women’s kabaddi team and has actors like Meenakshi, Neethu, Gayathri, Smrithi and Soundarya in important roles. Talks are on with a noted Hindi film actor to essay the role of the villain – the coach of a North Indian club.
D Imman will compose the music for the film. Muniskanth, Samuthirakani and Soori have been given important roles in the project that was launched earlier today with a formal pooja.
RB Gurudev is the cinematographer while Sekar B is the art director. Antony has been tasked with editing the film. Rajeevan will take care of the production design. Thai Saravanan produces the film through his Nallusamy Pictures banner.
Suseenthiran has Genius, Angelina and Champion in varying degrees of production. Genius, a take on our education system, is scheduled to release later this month. Champion is a sports themed movie with the focus on a young football player while Angelina showcases the life of going college students today. Champion has completed shoot while Angelina is still in production.
Roshan, the child actor who appeared in Suseenthiran’s Aadhalaal Kadhal Seiveer, appears in Genius as well as Champion.