‘Aaranya Kaandam’ came and went, so to speak. No one seemed to notice the film when it was released in Tamil Nadu. However, the film has done very well at the National awards and bagged two awards. While the director Thiagarajan Kumararaja won the best debutant director award, one for editing went to KL Praveen.
It must be said interest in the film has been rekindled and the producer SPB Charan is keen to cash in on it. According to sources, ‘Aaranya Kaandam’ will have a re-release in the US this weekend (23 March). Also the film will be dubbed and released in Telugu shortly.
It may be remembered that the film won the Grand Jury award in the South Asian International Film Festival, NY. The film had Sampath Raj, Jackie Shroff, Ravi Krishnan and Yasmin Ponnapa in the lead roles.