The Sivakarthikeyan-produced Kanaa starring Aishwarya Rajesh under Arunraja Kamarajar's direction is the second-ever Tamil film to be theatrically released in China. Arunraja Kamaraj made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed sports drama film, Kanaa, in 2018, with leading Tamil actress Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead role. Produced under the Sivakarthikeyan Productions banner, the film released in Chinese theatres on Friday and has now made history by becoming only the second Tamil venture to be screened in the Celestial Kingdom following the release of the 2018 'Superstar' Rajinikanth-starrer science-fiction action film 2.0.

With Kanaa impressing general audiences and critics alike, Sivakarthikeyan has extended his gratitude to all for making the film a success once again across borders. He captioned the video, "Happy that our maiden production #Kanaa is releasing today in China. Here is a small video expressing our happiness. Thanks for your continuous support and love towards #Kanaa ".

In the video, Sivakarthikeyan, who also appeared in the film in a cameo role, extended his gratitude to the movie audience in Tamil Nadu for supporting Kanaa. Actress Aishwarya Rajesh and Sathyaraj are also seen talking about how they are happy that the film has been critically received and how it is a great honor for them that the film has been released theatrically in China. Sathyaraj rekindled his memory and expressed his joy at the response for Kanaa. while members of the technical crew too shared their feelings.