In the periphery of Chennai, in an isolated place, a house was well decorated for a reel wedding of popular Tamil actors Aishwarya Rajesh and Rahul Ravindran. The occasion was the shooting in the progress of Kannan’s untitled movie and a remake of “The Great Indian Kitchen”. Kannan said “We’d been doing the pre-production for about two months. The storyline has a strong emotional connection. It’s strange how we don’t give much importance to the women who are with us always and take care of our every need. I thought the film had great potential and must reach people in all small towns and villages. So, I got the remake rights and started work immediately.”
The female lead of the untitled movie, Aishwarya Rajesh also added that “I believe it’s very difficult to recreate the essence of an original work. That’s why I have said no to many remakes earlier. But I couldn’t say no to this one; it’s my first remake. It’s content that needs to reach a wider audience. I feel this film should also be made in Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. When shooting for ’Ka Pae Ranasingam’, I met this girl who was married off at a young age. She was working, and she was brought to the mandapam, saying it was for a friend’s marriage, but they married her off. Even today, in the interiors of our state, I feel there is no value for consent. In such a scenario, I feel a lot of people in towns and villages will watch this movie if it’s remade and understand why it’s important to value every girl’s opinion. On working with the film’s team: Balu sir’s visuals are very realistic and lively and it will be a visual treat. Rahul is doing a Tamil film for a long time. Since he is also a director, he is able to bring more depth to his character. I’m working with Kannan sir also for the first time, and it has been an amazing experience.”
Rahul Ravindran’s opinion on the remake is “It’s a sweet team that’s passionate about the film. It’s a fantastic script. The greatest joy in acting is when you get a well-written script and character. This is a story that needs to be told. It will be an immersive experience.” He further said on returning to Kollywood “It’s good fun acting in Tamil and speaking lines in Tamil. My mom and wife are very happy because they have always been asking me to do a Tamil film. The biggest difference between working in Tamil and Telugu is, Chennai-la production breakfast will be good and in Hyderabad, production lunch is good. (laughs)”. On pairing with Aishwarya Rajesh he further said “I’ve been a huge fan of Aishwarya, but I met her for the first time on the set. I’m enjoying acting with someone as talented as her. She is the sort of actress who can make her co-stars better. Though I’d met Kannan once at the screening of my second film, Vinmeengal, I’ve come to know him because of Chinnu (wife Chinmayi). She told me I can blindly act in his film because he is a sweetheart. And it’s true.”
The movie is directed by Kannan and Cinematographer is Balasubramaniam. The lead casts of the untitled remake of “The Great Indian Kitchen” are Aishwarya Rajesh and Rahul Ravindran.
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