Karnan, the upcoming Tamil period film starring Dhanush will release on April 9, 2021. The makers of the film took to social media to announce the news along with the film’s first look poster.
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) February 14, 2021
The film is being directed by Mari Selvaraj, who previously directed the hit 2018 Tamil film Pariyerum Perumal. “This can be called a lifestyle film and as a director, I cannot say further, since I want the audience to see the film and take it in. Dhanush has been a comfortable actor to work it and is a boon for directors who is passionate about filmmaking,” the director had told Silverscreen India after the release of the movie’s announcement teaser.
The film has been produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu, under his banner V Creations. He previously produced Dhanush’s Vellai Illa Pattadari 2 and Asuran.
Karnan is the first collaboration between Mari Selvaraj and Dhanush.
The film also stars Rajisha Vijayan, Gouri Kishan, Yogi Babu, and Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli.
The music has been composed by Santhosh Narayanan. According to the film’s choreographer Sandy, the film will have four songs. “There is a dance sequence that will be performed during death and Dhanush sir had danced for two BGM [background music] in it. He has perfectly combined it with accordance to the story,” he told Silverscreen India.
The film has been shot in Chennai, Thootukudi, Kanchipuram, and Tirunelveli.
Theni Eshwar was in charge of cinematography and the film’s editing has been done by Selva RK. The lyrics have been written by Yuga Bharathi.
Earlier, Dhanush had taken to social media to announce that Karnan will be released in theatres. He thanked the film’s producer for “thinking of the theatre owners, distributors, and exhibitors.”
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 31, 2021
Apart from Karnan, the Asuran actor will also be seen in The Gray Man, Jagame Thandhiram, and director Selvaraghavan’s Aayirathil Oruvan 2 and Naane Varuven.