Nanjil, who makes his directorial debut with the upcoming film, says, “Kaa is about a crime and the series of chain reactions that follow it. The film is set against the backdrop of a forest and it deals with the concept of survival of the fittest.”
The debutant further adds that Andrea essays the role of the wildlife photographer at the centre of the film. “I was looking for someone with a bold personality as it is a job that requires courage and found her (Andrea) apt for the role.”
Aside from Andrea, the cast also includes multilingual film and theatre actor Salim Ghouse, who will be seen as an assassin, and actor Munar Subbu in the role of a forest ranger, while debutant Arjun Singh takes on the character of a forest guard.
The first-time filmmaker has also written the script of Kaa. “I had read an article in a Tamil daily about a woman, who was a wildlife photographer by profession, and her experiences in the forests. I found the premise interesting and began to form a story against this backdrop with some interesting characters. I wrote the script back in 2017,” he mentions.
Kaa was launched in 2018 and went on floors at the end of 2019. However, it was only wrapped up in 2021. The film has been shot in Munnar, Kerala and Talakona, Andhra Pradesh by cinematographer Arivazhagan.
The editing has been handled by Elisa, while the film’s music is composed by Sundar C Babu. The director reveals that there are no songs in Kaa, but adds that the background score will be a significant aspect of the film.
Kaa has been certified U/A by the CBFC and is currently awaiting release. “We are looking for a summer theatrical release, sometime in April or May,” says Nanjil.