Shooting of the Suseenthiran directorial Kennedy Club starring Sasikumar and Bharathiraja is in the final stages of production. The project has been scheduled for release on Tamil New Year’s Day (April 14, 2019).
The film revolves around Women’s Kabbadi, and to add more life to this plot, the makers will be shooting Women’s Kabbadi matches live all over the country. It is said that the film has been shot across places in Tamil Nadu, including Salem, Erode, Madurai, Kanyakumari and Coimbatore, and also Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Filming at locations where the matches were being held live was done with a four-camera setup alongside a huge crowd – which took the team about three days to bring together.
Talking about the current schedule, the film’s makers said in a press statement, “Right now, we have reached Maharashtra for the final leg of shooting; we need to travel 180Kms to reach Isapur where a grand set of a Kabbadi ground that can accommodate 25,000 spectators has been erected. Following this schedule, we are planning to shoot live matches in Punjab-Haryana. It is noteworthy that around 600 Women’s Kabbadi teams are present in this part of our country.”
The note further added that actor Sasikumar and Bharathiraja will be part of the scenes involving the final match which will be extensively shot on the set erected. The same premises will be used for the scenes involving the training as well.
Apart from Bharathiraja and Sasikumar, the star-cast also includes Samuthirakani, Soori, Munishkanth, newcomer Meenakshi, Gayathri, Sowmya, Smirthi and Soundarya in important roles. Produced by Thai Saravanan for Nallusamy Pictures, the music for the film is composed by D Imman. RB Gurudev is handling cinematography.
Earlier in November, it was reported that the Chinese theatrical rights for the film was sold to a local distribution house in China for Rs 2 crore.