Last year, stunt choreographer ‘Kanal’ Kannan who has choreographed stunts for more than 300 films, made debut as hero by playing the lead role in the thriller ‘Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval’. The film was neither a hit nor a failure. Probably because of this, Kannan is back with his second film as hero in ‘Sankarankovil’, the audio of which was released last week in the city by actor Vijay.
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Obviously, one is fooled into believing that ‘Sankarankovil’ would be an action-packed venture. However, Kannan spills the beans as he says, “Contrary to what others believe, the film is a story filled with romance and sentiment. The customary stunts are also there.”
Debutant heroine Roobika, who was signed up by Kannan, was in for a ‘shock’ when she learnt was that he was the ‘hero’ of the film. Only on the day the film’s shooting was to commence that she got to know of this fact, “Though she was shocked to say the least, she pulled herself up and has done a fine job in the end,” says Kannan.
The film has Prabhu, Nasser and Rohini to provide the much-needed balance in the absence of a ‘weak’ lead pair. Director Palanivel Rajan says that the story of the film was about the turbulences and travails a child is forced to encounter in the society for having been born illegally to its mother.