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Kanaa success meet: Highlights

Kanaa success meet live updates: Aishwarya Rajesh, Sathyaraj and Sivakarthikeyan starrer Kanaa is still holding strong at the box office.

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Kanaa hit screens on December 21.

Kanaa, which was released on December 21, is still holding strong at the box office. Directed by debutant filmmaker Arunraja Kamaraj, the Aishwarya Rajesh starrer revolves around the life of an aspiring woman cricketer, who wants to carve a niche for herself in the international scene.

Kanaa marked the maiden production venture of actor Sivakarthikeyan. Following the success of the film, now talks are on to get it dubbed in Chinese. Sources say the idea for this was mooted by veteran actor Sathyaraj, who played Aishwarya Rajesh’s father in the film. Touted to be the first ever Tamil film to be made on women’s cricket, Kanaa has music by Dhibu Ninan Thomas. One may recall that Dangal also enjoyed a good run at the Chinese box office after a dubbed release.

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Read all the updates from Kanaa success meet.

Kanaa is a profitable film despite having multiple releases the same day, says Sivakarthikeyan

"Kanaa is a profitable film despite having multiple releases the same day. A part of the funds will go to the welfare of farmers who are unsung heroes. Kanaa isn't our success, it is your success. I have already started my next production venture. 40 per cent of the shooting is complete," says Kanaa actor-producer Sivakarthikeyan.

Kanaa's success gave me a huge confidence, says Sivakarthikeyan.

"Kanaa's success gave me a huge confidence. It is another step in my career. Thanks to Aishwarya Rajesh. I would be happy if she gets a National award for this film. Like someone rightly pointed out on Twitter. I keep reading reviews of the audience on Twitter. We attained half success when the audio was released because it fetched us so much attention. Thanks to Dhibu's hard work and music. Every assistant director owned the film as theirs. Cameraman Dinesh made me extra handsome in this film. I am collaborating with him for my next film with Rajesh. When you work with your friends, it gives you a lot of energy and fun. I was tense about Darshan. I am happy that he has got good beginning. I wish he retains this in his subsequent projects," says Kanaa actor-producer Sivakarthikeyan.

Kanaa was an emotional ride, says Sivakarthikeyan

"I would like to be identified as actor Siva because that only gave me everything. Producer comes second. Kanaa was an emotional ride. Thanks to the press for all the positive words. That was the beginning of the success. A bunch of films got released on December 21 along with us. And ours was the only film that wasn't hero-driven. Thanks to the theater owners and audience for their relentless support. I never did a favour to Arunraja. He deserves this success. Because he gave it to me back more than what I did," says Kanaa actor-producer Sivakarthikeyan.

Success of Kanaa is three friends' dream, says Arunraja Kamaraj

"Success of Kanaa is three friends' dream. Siva is the core reason behind everything. A big thanks to Sathyaraj sir for all his motivation and positivity. Aishwarya Rajesh is the hero of our film. Not the heroine. Salute to her attitude because she volunteered for the project when she didn't know cricket. Darshan will be a dream star. When you win, I naturally win. You will go places for sure. I thank all my ADs for making me realise my Kanaa (dreams). Dhibu is a main reason why I started writing lyrics. He was my classmate, benchmate and collegemate. He used to make music, and I used to write lyrics back in college. My assistant directors are actually my directors. Without them, nothing would have been possible. There were times when they corrected me while conceiving scenes. I never spoke anything about my AD team then. Now I am doing because the film is a huge hit. Special thanks to Sivakarthikeyan's daughter Aaradhana who sang Vaayadi Petha Pulla, which went viral on the Internet. This team will continue to collaborate again," says Kanaa director Arunraja Kamaraj.

A film like Kanaa is needed for society, says Sathyaraj

"We have been repeatedly showering praise on each other. (Laughs) And it does feel awkward. But I would like to talk about Sivakarthikeyan, and how he goes to any extend to help his friends without expectations. When Aishwarya Rajesh told me that she saw her father in me, I never felt emotional. I am really not an emotional person. (Laughs) A film like Kanaa is needed for society. Siva could have done a commercial film, but he chose to be different. Success of Kanaa is success of the film fraternity and the society. I henceforth hope there would be a lot of heroine centric films in future post Kanaa success," says Sathyaraj.

We are celebrating true success, says Aishwarya Rajesh

"I lost my dad when I was 10. I saw him in Sathyaraj sir. My mom was happy because she told me I would get recognition for Kanaa. I could see so much happiness in her face. Darshan will make a mark in Tamil industry. He has a lot of female fan following. Thanks to editor Ruben in particular. I would like to thank all my coaches who trained me in cricket. We are celebrating true success," says actress Aishwarya Rajesh.

I think I have done justice to my role, says Aishwarya Rajesh

“Thank you press for all the fantastic reviews. We got only limited theaters initially, but gradually it increased through word-of-mouth. I did not know cricket, but the team was kind enough to cast me taking a huge risk. I learned the game after coming on board. Some girl walked up to me and asked if she could get the T shirt I was wearing. She said it was inspiring to just wear the Tee. That was the reach of the film. Arunraja Kamaraj and Sivakarthikeyan had immense trust in me. I think I have done justice to my role,” says actress Aishwarya Rajesh.

Darshan on Kanaa success

“Happy to enjoy this success. Feeling emotional. I will be grateful to Siva anna lifelong. Support of the press is an added advantage,” says actor Darshan.

Differently-abled male cricketers rue lack of support

"We, differently-abled players, have been around for more than four years in cricket playing for our country. But we never got any spotlight or attention from the press. We thank Sivakarthikeyan for inviting us to this event," says a differently-abled male cricketer.

Differently-abled male cricketers honoured

Kanaa team is also honouring differently-abled male cricketers from Tamil Nadu.

Differently-abled male cricketers honoured

Kanaa team is also honouring differently-abled male cricketers from Tamil Nadu.

I could relate to Kanaa as I have an ambitious daughter, says Ilavarasu

“I think my time was good. Because I could shine in the film despite having stars like Aishwarya Rajesh and Sathyaraj sir. I could relate more to Kanaa because I am also a father, and I have an ambitious daughter,” says actor Ilavarasu.

Dhibu Ninan Thomas on Kanaa success

“I feel extremely happy because as a team we put in so much hard work. Success is also because of the mutual trust and love we had for each other,” says Kanaa music director Dhibu Ninan Thomas.

We had so much positivity around, says Dinesh Krishnan

"Right from day one, we had so much positivity around. Thanks to Sivakarthikeyan for streamlining everything. Had a lot of fun shooting key portions involving Sivakarthikeyan who looked handsome on screen,” says Kanaa cinematographer Dinesh Krishnan.

Aishwarya Rajesh has an opening akin to a male actor's film, says Ruben

“All thanks to the almighty. I am really happy for Sivakarthikeyan. I have no clue about cricket, but I was also a part of a sports drama. Aishwarya Rajesh is a star. She has an opening akin to a male actor's film. Each assistant director is like my family. Thanks to all of them once again. Also, I extend my thanks to the press fraternity who made the film a huge success,” says Editor Ruben.

Kanaa success meet begins

Both technicians and artistes of the film are being given a shield to celebrate the 'success' of Kanaa.