Director Seenu Ramasamy’s Kanne Kalaimaane, starring Tamannaah Bhatia and Udhayanidhi Stalin, has made it to the finals of the 30th Calcutta Cult Film Festival.
Seenu Ramasamy shared the news and told Silverscreen and this is the second festival the film has been selected to after the Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF) in Mumbai. He wants the film to do reach more festivals and people. He said, “We have sent it to film festivals around the world and are awaiting announcements, but these two festivals are a good start.”
The list of winners at the Calcutta Cult Film Festival will be published on its website soon. Each month, the festival selects 20 films from around the world under different categories such as Documentary, Short Films, Student Films, Women’s Films, and one of them is named the winner. The winning films are screened at a grand annual event attended by celebrities and movie-goers.
#Kannekalaimanne . This time FINALIST in the 30th season of Calcutta International cult film festival. Once again privileged to share this with you one and all.@Udhaystalin @thisisysr @JalandharVasan @mukasivishwa @tamannaahspeaks @shajichen @Vetrikumaran7 pic.twitter.com/ppRQfNTZJr
— Seenu Ramasamy (@seenuramasamy) July 9, 2019
Seenu Ramasamy’s Kanne Kalaimaane released on February 22 this year. The film featured Udhayanidhi Stalin as Kamalakannan, an agricultural graduate and organic farmer who meets Bharathi (Tamannaah), a newly-appointed bank manager in the village. Poo Ram starred as Kannan’s father and Vadivukkarasi as his grandmother. Devipriya, Vadsundra Kashyap, Shaji Cheni, Ambani Shankar and others played supporting roles.
The film was launched in January 2018 and wrapped up by March. It was shot in and around Madurai and had cinematography by Jalandhar Vasan, editing by Kasi Viswanath and songs and background score by Yuvan Shankar Raja. It was produced by Red Giant Movies.
Seenu Ramasamy made his debut with Koodal Nagar (2007) starring Bharath, Bhavana, and Sandhya. His second film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru won three National Film Awards, including the Best Feature Film in Tamil in 2010. The film introduced Vijay Sethupathi and they went on to work on Dharma Durai, Idam Pol Yaeval and also the upcoming Maamanithan. The director is currently busy with a film starring Arulnithi, Anjali, Priya Bhavani Shankar and Jiiva.