Sports films have always been received well by audiences as well as critics. Hoping to make his mark by starting off on the right foot is debutant director Iyyappan, whose film Dhoni Kabadi Kuzhu, revolves around two popular sports – cricket and kabaddi. Actor Abhilash plays the protagonist, and Leema, who shared screen space with Dulquer in Pattam Pole, plays his romantic interest.
Abhilash is a former child artist who shot to fame because of his role in the TV series My Dear Bhootham. He recently played the antagonist in Nagesh Thiraiarangam.
Talking about his experience working on Dhoni Kabadi Kuzhu, Abhilash says, “The title itself reveals what the story is about. Obviously, the film’s major strength is its story. I would say, the film revolves around two heroes – cricket and kabaddi.”
“Cricket has always been a part of every one of us. I have been playing it ever since my childhood. Playing kabaddi demanded a lot of effort though. I had to undergo training for nearly a month,” the actor adds.
Apparently, the film has eight lead characters, and it has been shot in Viluppuram, Ulundurpettai and Kallakurichi.
Director Iyyappan says, “The story is purely fictional, but it bears resemblance to some of my own experiences. I grew up playing kabaddi, and I was a champion in school. Of late, I’ve been attracted to cricket as well. DKK will have a social message that is relevant to our culture.”...