Suriya is celebrating his birthday today (July 23) and the much-awaited Kanguva glimpse is now out as a special treat for the leading Tamil actor-producer's ardent fans everywhere. The film directed by Siva is produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja's Studio Green in association with Vamsi-Pramod UV Creations banner and the team is leaving no stone unturned in making their venture a grand visual feast that is not to be missed in theatres in early 2024. With the Kanguva glimpse continuing to be the talk of the town, we now look at the top 5 major highlights from the first visuals of the film showing Suriya in peak action mode as a fierce warrior.
FIERY SURIYA AS THE WARRIOR KANGAA
Right off the bat, the Kanguva glimpse establishes the seeds for a powerful introduction for Suriya, with various fictional elements describing him to be a legendary warrior. In these first visuals from the film, we see him being hailed as "the bloodline of Maaraakkan who hoisted the flag on the seabed" and coming "from the lineage of Kochaami who felled a mighty tusker" denoting that he has scaled several mighty peaks on the battlefield to hoist the flag of his Kochaami kingdom/clan. The next line in the verses, "as the heir of Ilamban who vanquished a famine" and "the grandson of Thangaiyan who tore apart a mountain" describe his roots and heritage, and the glory of his family descent.
The Kanguva glimpse then gives a heads-up to Suriya's marvelous feats on the battlefield as the one who ended the reign of the "evil Chachaangan", while going on to scale the "peaks of Mandaiyaar and capture a cloud". His exploits as a fierce warrior are once again affirmed as he is revealed to have become a predator taking down "a white tiger" from above the trees and also one who will "sow fear in the foes on the isle of Arathi". Suriya is then praised as the "one and only one Kangaa", the 'Son of Fire' who has mounted the "wild elephant of Mukkadu and ridden it all around."
THE HISTORY OF KANGUVA
We get a basic idea about the various plot elements in the world of Kanguva with the glimpse starting off with a ravaged landscape to the narration by Arunraja Kamaraj. The voice-over presents us with the history of the world in which Suriya as Kangaa and the various clans have been battling against one another. Although not many details are revealed about their ongoing war, we know that Suriya as Kangaa comes in as the heir of Ilamban and from a lineage whose father Sendhee and grandfather Thangaiyan have also accomplished grand feats.
We also hear about Suriya's exploits on the battlefield having taken down the evil Chachaangan, while also turning a predator to maul a white tiger and ride the wild elephant of Mukkadu. He is also described as one who has sown the seeds of fear among those on the Isle of Arathi, while scaling the peaks of Mandaiyaar and reaching new heights by touching the clouds. The introduction of the world of Kanguva is a lavish feast for fans of the fantasy genre and this latest glimpse also promises us that there's a rich history waiting to be witnessed on the screens in early 2024.
Based on the visuals in the Kanguva glimpse, we have gotten to witness the grand scale at which the film is being made and K. E. Gnanavel Raja's Studio Green and Vamsi-Pramod's UV Creations are surely not holding back to present a visual spectacle of epic proportions akin to global standards. A fantasy action-driven film set in the feudal set-up is not a common occurrence in Tamil cinema and Kanguva sure takes the cherry on the cake.
SIVA AND TEAM'S HUGE TOIL
Undoubtedly, Kanguva is the biggest and most-challenging venture, Suriya, Siva, and the entire team have worked on and the results can be seen in each and every frame in the glimpse released. Be it the grand sets created by art director Milan, the intricacies in the costumes by Anu Vardhan and Dhatsha Pillai along with Rajan with makeup by Kuppusamy, the visual definition in the action sequences created by Supreme Sundar, and the scale and scope of the world-building by dialogue writer Madan Karky and writer Adi Narayana, the Kanguva glimpse is a rocking visual punch picturized with finesse by Vetri Palanisamy and edited with nuance by Nishad Yusuf to director's epic vision that will no doubt go down in history books as one of the most ambitious films in the history of Tamil cinema.
DSP'S THUNDEROUS SCORE
And finally, 'Rockstar' Devi Sri Prasad's power-packed background score is definitely the icing on the cake as it not only complements the efforts of the Kanguva team but propels the visuals to a greater plane. The film is the chart-buster composer's big comeback to Tamil cinema after almost 5 years and he is definitely back with a bang as more will be expected of him to deliver a chart-topping album along with a thunderous background score when the film releases next year.