Kanimozhi (film)

Kanimozhi is a 2010 Indian Tamillanguage musical romance film. Directed and written by Sripathi Rangasamy and jointly produced by T. Siva and Sona Heiden, it stars Jai and Shazahn Padamsee in the lead roles. The film features music composed by Satish Chakravarthy, cinematography by Chidamparam and editing done by duo Praveen K. L. and N. B. Srikanth.

After the success of T. Sivas production, Saroja, the director, Venkat Prabhu, recommended his assistant Sripathy Rangasamy to Siva for a potential collaboration. Venkat Prabhu also recommended Sona Heiden as a joint producer. Sripathy had written the story of Kanimozhi in college and built the screenplay around a story based on philosophy. Siva suggested the title, Kanimozhi, in hope to build anticipation and believed that titling the film after a prominent female politician in M. K. Kanimozhi would help publicity. After approaching her, she stated she had no objection with the title and praised the storyline. Subsequently, posters emerged around Chennai without any credits attached, only featuring the bold lettering of the films name to create hype.After working in two films where Sripathy had been an assistant director, Jai was signed to play the leading role of Rajesh. The director suggested that he had wanted an actor who lookedand Jai was the best bet. Swati Reddy, who featured opposite Jai in the 2008 blockbuster, Subramaniyapuram, was initially considered for the leading female role but was then dropped. Swati later appeared in a guest appearance during the climax. Shazahn Padamsee, who had appeared opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year, subsequently signed on and made her dbut in Tamil films. Shazahn was approached after Sripathy was sent images of her portfolio by a modelcoordinator from Mumbai. She agreed to do the film after consent from her father, noted theatre personality, Alyque Padamsee. Vijay Vasanth was signed on to play a significant role, while Ranga and Michael Thangadurai were selected to play Jais friends. ........

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