Released last week, the debut venture of Sivakarthikeyan as a producer, Kanaa, under his Sivakarthikeyan Productions banner has been receiving laurels from fans and critics alike. Starring Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead role, this sports drama centered around women’s cricket also features Sathyaraj, Darshan, Ramdoss, Ilavarasu, Rama among others in supporting roles has been directed by Arunraja Kamaraj with music by Dhibu Ninan Thomas.

Meanwhile, co-producer of the film, Kalai Arasu, has now in an official press release revealed that the Kanaa team is being approached by numerous schools, colleges and educational institutions for organizing special shows. This is no doubt a rare accomplishment in a time when requests aren't often made to production houses for special screenings of their films on a larger scale. It must be noted a Chennai-based IT company too had conducted a screening of the film for their women employees last week to a rousing reception. 

In his official statement, Kalai Arasu says, “When a film perform well in theatres, it’s regarded as commercial successful, but I never imagined that we will be approached by many schools, colleges and educational institutions for organizing special shows. Moreover, the screen counts are gradually increasing in accordance to the word of mouth publicity. This has now turned to be an instant booster urging Sivakarthikeyan Productions to come up with more such good quality entertainers”.

Sivakarthikeyan, Aishwarya Rajesh and Sathyaraj in Kanaa

Kalai Arasu also added, “I would say, ‘Inspirations’ is a genre itself, where any films carrying such quotients will be definitely received by all. Today, to see our production Kanaa being acclaimed accordingly leaves us overjoyed. More than the commercial success, the ultimate happiness of producers is to see their films thoroughly enjoyed in theatres. It is nice to see that Arunraja Kamaraj has mastered the audience’s pulse, where the response in theatres surmounted my own expectations,”.

Regarding the star cast in the film, he stated, “The film has yet again proved why Aishwarya Rajesh is an iconic actress. The kind of roles and films, she has chosen and been a part has always been closest to the reality. With Kanaa, she has reached towards the far-flung corners. Despite being his debut, Darshan has strained a lot in giving the best shots and to see audiences enjoying his show make us yet happier. What else can I say about Sathyaraj sir? Being the backbone with a wizardry performance, he has made our film more decorative."

As for the team’s collaboration in the film, the producer says, “Music director Dhibu Ninan Thomas being the opening batsman brought forth more attention towards Kanaa with his great songs. Everyone from cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan, who created visuals with TV watching experience of cricket match to the crisp-cut magician editor Ruben, we as producers are in no words to praise them. Their unconditional involvement in nurturing this film has yielded beautiful results now.”