Here’s Why You Should Look Forward To Aishwarya Rajesh’s ‘Kanaa’

A film that champions the cause for women!

Actress Aishwarya Rajesh has proved her mettle as an actress ever since she made her debut. This 28-year-old actress impresses more in the trailer of her next film Kanaa, which will be actor Sivakarthikeyan’s maiden venture as a producer. It’s intense and a social drama that takes on the concept that women can play cricket too. Sathyaraj, famous for playing Katappa in the Baahubali films, plays a farmer and her father.

The trailer focuses on the life of a young girl called Kousi, who has always wanted to be a cricketer. Reason? Because her father gets really happy when India wins the match and she wants to make him happy. Slowly we see how she’s often told that she’s a young girl and shouldn’t indulging in what is being perceived as a “man’s sport”. She roughs it up, throws a ball like a pro, bats like a professional and continues achieving feats many men aren’t able to.

There’s a poignant story too. Hailing from a poor village whose father is a poor farmer, her hardships are real and disturbing. But, Sivakarthikeyan, who comes as a coach in the film, speaks about being a winner.

“If you are a winner, then you will be heard. So be a winner,” he says, amidst a dramatic background score.

A film that focuses on a woman and aims to break stereotypes is much needed in Tamil cinema. While Kollywood has brought out gems this year such as ‘Imaikka Nodigal’, ‘Kaatrin Mozhi’, ‘U-Turn’, ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’, ‘Nadigaiyar Thilagam’, ‘Naachiyaar’ et al, there still continues to be scores of films where the women were made to appear merely as props as opposed to any significant roles. The industry still has miles to go in terms of better representation of women but it’s refreshing to see more women-centric films where their characters, their plight, and their achievements.

Arunraja Kamaraj, known for writing the popular ‘Neruppu Da’ song from Kabali, is making his directorial debut in this film. Actor Darshan will also be seen in the film apart from Sathyaraj. Music will be composed by Dhibu Ninan Thomas, while dop Dinesh Krishnan is cranking the camera.

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