All distribution rights of the film worldwide have been sold at decent prices.
Naan Kadavul, has been nearly three years in the making and went through two producers before Sreenivasan picked it up. And when Zee TV backed out after buying all rights, the world around Bala crashed.
But Bala and Sreenivasan were confident about their product and they went on a aggressive marketing spree. They had a big audio launch which made the songs composed by Ilayaraja popular and the trailer was stunning.
The buzz on the movie became big overnight as Bala’s trailer cut was appreciated. Soon the word spread that the film is different and may work at the box-office, and the trade was gung-ho about it.
Anyway now that all areas have been sold and the film has got through the censors with an ‘UA’ certificate, theatres are willing to pay reasonable MG for it. Naan Kadavul, is now confirmed to release in approximately 220 screens worldwide on February 6.
It will be Arya’s and Bala’s biggest ever release, and a lot of hope and goodwill is riding on it. It has got the best of screens and a silent prayer is going on in the industry for its success.
Naan Kadavul, should click for the sake of the beleaguered Tamil film industry, which badly needs good content and a universal hit at the box-office.
Bala’s Naan Kadavul
Arya, Pooja, Rajendran, Azhagm Thamizhmani and over 175 new faces come together for director Bala’s Naan Kadavul.
Cinematography : Arthur A Wilson
Music : Ilayaraja
Art : Krishnamurthy
Stunts : Super Subbarayan
Editing: Suresh Urs
Dialogues : Jayamohan
Lyrics : Valee
Production : Vasan Visual Venture K S Srinivasan
Story / Screenplay / Direction: Bala
About the Movie:
For spiritual and astrological amends, a father drives his son away from home. The boy leaves Tamilnadu and takes refuge in Kasi. He (Arya) grows up in the midst of Saadhu and Sanyasins and become one with long hair and gory looks. Meanwhile, realising his folly, the father goes in search of his son to Varanasi. Shocked to see his son in such state, he decides to bring his back to his home town. His encounters in Tamilnadu and turn of events after he leaves to Varanasi forms the story.
Highlights of Naan Kadavul
- This is Bala’s fourth directorial venture after Sethu, Nandha and Pithamagan.
- For the first time Bala is not penning the dialogues for his film. It is handled by noted Tamil literararian and writer Jayamohan.
- Pooja has dubbed in her own voice.
- Lyricist Vaale has penned a song in praise of Lord Vishnu in Dasavatharam. In Naan Kadavul, he has written a song in praise of Lord Shiva.
- The climax stunt sequences were shot for 26 days.
- Three directors form part of the project ( Acharya Ravi, Singam Puli and Rassaiya Kannan)
- With hope that Naan Kadavul will sweep national awards, the movie would be censored on 30 December, 2008 to join the race for the acclaim this year itself.
- Since movies with Digital Interlude (DI) are not considered for National awards, both the cinematographer and the director have not used DI in the film.
- It would be released simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu.
- A total of 450 physically challenged children and elders form part of the movie. Bala was felicitated for his mammoth effort on World Handicapped Day celebrations recently.
- Over 48 physically challenged persons, who know nothing about cinema had been to Chennai to dub in their own voice. A team of doctors attended them in case of emergency during the shoot.
- Ilayaraja was mightily impressed seeing the film and wondered the work to be done for re-recording.
- Ilayaraja was joined by acclaimed Bollywood composer Uttam Singh for re-recording.
- For the first time, a full-fleg song in Sanskrit feature in the movie
- The movie was shot in Varanasi, Kasi, Kanchipuram and Periyakulam
- The newcomers in the movie include Rajendran, a popular stunt artiste, director Singampuli, producer Azhagam Thamizhmani, an eunuch Keerthana and a physically challenged singer Kovai Krishnamurthy. Keerthana hails from Madurai.