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Kadaikutty Singam team bring farming to focus, gift saplings at music launch

The film, produced by Suriya, has been directed by National Award-winning director Pandiraj and stars Karthi, Sayyeshaa Saigal and Priya Bhavani Shankar.

Manigandan KR

The makers of Kadaikutty Singam got inventive at the film's music launch on Monday (11 June) at the Sathyam Cinemas in Chennai. Lead artistes Karthi, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, and others present were gifted saplings instead of bouquets.

The film, produced by Karthi's brother Suriya, has been directed by National Award-winning director Pandiraj and also stars Sathyaraj, Bhanupriya, Soori, Viji Chandrasekhar, Sriman, among others. The film has well known director Velraj, who helmed Dhanush's Velaiyilla Pattathari (2014), handling the camera and the music is composed by Imman.

According to sources close to the film unit, Suriya's 2D Entertainment decided to gift the guests a sapling as they wanted to shift the focus back on to farmers. In fact, the film itself is based on a big joint family that is in to farming and cultivation.

Speaking on the occasion, actor Karthi said, "My career started with a film set in the rural areas. So, I had this thought that I should never forget the rural areas. After a long time, I garnered the courage to do a film set in the rural areas and that was Komban (2015)."

The actor further said that he has always wanted to work with director Pandiraj. "I also had this desire to work with director Pandiraj. We were discussing this story for a very long time. In fact, director Pandiraj is someone whom I admire a lot. Not many know that he has a piece of land in Chennai where he is cultivating crops. He is someone who practices what he preaches. I have never seen a more hardworking guy in recent times. The family that comes in this film has 27 characters in it. Each character has a unique set of traits and characteristics. I don't know how a director can write so many different characters," he said.

Speaking of the aim of the upcoming film, Karthi said, "The thought behind making the movie is that we want youngsters who have gone to cities and towns for education to return to villages and take up cultivation. More importantly, people have been undervaluing relationships. We want to remind people of the significance of family relationships. This film will also underscore the importance of family bonds and ties."