Tamil cinema’s penchant towards sports is often expressed through its films. From movies which had the protagonists or key characters as sportspersons to full-fledged sports flicks, Kollywood’s love for sports was shown on screen time and again.
Even now, a bunch of sports films are in the making, promising a pulsating treat to movie and game lovers. Mykollywood.com highlights these upcoming movies in this article.
The film is written and directed by Atlee and produced by Kalpathi S Aghoram under the banner AGS Entertainment. The yet untitled movie has music composed by A R Rahman.
While Vijay is playing the coach of a women’s football team from a backward locality, Bollywood veteran Jackie Shroff will play the role of football association in the movie.
Kathir, Vivekh, Indhuja and Yogi Babu are playing pivotal roles in the flick. Cinematographer GK Vishnu, who is Atlee’s favourite, is wielding camera for the movie. Plans are on to release the film for Deepavali 2019.
The movie is written and directed by Suseenthiran. It is produced by D N Thaisaravanan under the banner of Nallusamy Pictures. Sasikumar, Bharathiraja, Samuthirakani, Gayathrie and Soori are in the lead roles.
The film’s cinematography and editing are handled by RB Gurudev and Antony, respectively. D Imman has composed music for this film.
The sports and political thriller revolves around women’s kabbadi, which will see Sasikumar in the role of a coach. The script is touted to be based around real-life incidents.
Besides actors, the director has got National Kabbadi players for the film. Suseenthiran also hosted a real Kabbadi macth in Villupuram.
The flick is written and directed by Kumaran on his directorial debut. It stars Kathir and newcomer Roshini in the lead roles while Samuthirakani and Yogi Babu play supportive roles in the film.
Kathir plays the role of a footballer in ‘Jada’. The filmmakers hired Kathir in the male lead role after his breakthrough performance in the film ‘Pariyerum Perumal’.
The first look poster of the film was unveiled on 16 January 2019 by actor Dhanush through his Twitter account. Produced by The Poet Studios, ‘Jada’ has cinematography by Soorya AR of Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer fame and music by Sam CS.
Says Kathir, “It’s a sports film, but doesn’t really follow the template of the sports films we have seen. It will be a slice-of-life story of a player from North Madras.
There are also elements such as action and romance, but it won’t be your usual commercial film. I’m confident that ‘Jada’ will be an interesting film.”
Tamil star Jiiva will make his debut in Bollywood with ’83’, a sports drama film directed by Kabir Khan and produced by himself in collaboration with Madhu Mantena and Vishnu Induri. The film is presented by Reliance Entertainment.
The film also stars Ranveer Singh, Ammy Virk, Harrdy Sandhu, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem and Chirag Patil, reprising the India national cricket team that won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.
Jiiva is playing the role of Krishnamachari Srikkanth in this film. To get his act right, Jiiva was training under Srikkanth and dedicated two hours every day to practice cricket.