"Initially, my role demanded a herculean physique": Udhayanidhi Stalin opens up
Udhayanidhi Stalin’s upcoming film, Kanne Kalaimaane, produced under his Red Giant Movies banner and directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Seenu Ramasamy is all set to hit screens on February 22.
Also starring Tamannaah as the female lead followed by Vadivukkarasi, Shaji Chen, Vasundhara Kashyap among others in supporting roles, the film features music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Now, in an official statement, Udhayanidhi Stalin has spoken in detail on his participation in Kanne Kalaimaane saying, “Just as the title Kanne Kalaimaane goes, I feel many have treated this film as an endeared one,”.
He then lauded director Seenu Ramasamy stating, “Of course, he is the man behind such attractions. Although we have come across many films based on nativities, Seenu Ramasamy sir has always chosen unique story premises. His wizardry in creating characters and the conflicts they encounter have appealed to the universal audiences for real-life reflections.”
He further adds saying, “Even if I am not a part of Seenu sir’s movies in future, I would like to be the first one to listen to his scripts. This, itself is a beautiful process as he slowly commutes us into his world of story, characters and drama, which gives a wholesome experience of having travelled with them.”
Regarding how Kanne Kalaimaane came to be and his role in the film, Udhayanidhi says, “Initially, Seenu Ramasamy sir had narrated a different script to me, which actually the protagonist’s role demanding a herculean physique. Both of us personally felt that it would sumptuously take around 4-5 months to gain that look. More than me, Seenu sir has always been a perfectionist who doesn’t compromise so easily on anything. Since, we had to kick-start the project at the earliest due to other factors, he narrated me the script of Kanne Kalaimaane, which imparted a lease of confidence that it will definitely stand out to be a special film for me.”
He concludes clarifying claims regarding Kanne Kalaimaane dealing with agriculture and its crisis saying, “The protagonist in this film is a farmer who believes in organic farming or else, there is nothing to do much with it. The film is about what happens couple of good-hearted people leading a honest life come across each other. In simple words, Kanne Kalaimaane is a film about humanity and relationships.”