Azhagiya Kanne, the upcoming Tamil film that will be directed by debutant filmmaker R Vijayakumar, was formally launched through an inaugural ceremony in Chennai on Saturday.
Azhagiya Kanne will feature Leo Sivakumar, son of debate anchor and orator Dindigul I Leoni, and actor Sanchita Shetty. The casting for other characters is in process.
Producer Xavier Britto, who last backed Vijay-starrer Master, will be producing this film under Esthell Entertainer banner. Music will be composed by NR Raghunandan and cinematography will be handled by AR Ashok Kumar. The film’s editor is Sangath Tamilan with Radhika in charge of choreography. Vairamuthu will be writing the lyrics.
Speaking at the ceremony, Sivakumar said, “My first film is Maamanithan, which is yet to be released. I have acted as Vijay Sethupathi’s younger brother under Seenu Ramasamy directorial and Vijayakumar was the associate director. Vijayakumar has taught me so much on the sets and praised my acting when I showed him my short film. One day, I got a call from the director’s office and was given a script to read. It was heart-wrenching. I had asked him to reserve the script for me and that wait has brought us here to this film.”
Shetty, who plays the female lead said: “As an artist, I had always wanted to do a love story for many years. Though so far, I have not read the bounded script. When Vijayakumar narrated a line about the story, I liked it instantly. I just came to know that the title is Azhagiya Kanne and is a very pleasant surprise.”
The filming commenced on Monday in Chennai. It will then continue in Madurai in Tamil Nadu, a statement from the makers said.