‘Kumbaari’ is an upcoming film produced by T. Kumaradas of Royal Enterprises. The film is written and directed by Kevin Joseph and is based on the friendship of young people and the love between a brother and sister. The movie stars Vijay Vishwa, Naleef Gea as the protagonists and Mahana Sanjeevi as the female lead. John Vijay, ‘Paruthiveeran’ Saravanan, Chaams, Madhumitha, Senthi, ‘Kadhal’ Sukumar and others have essayed supporting roles.
The music and trailer launch of the film was held recently where K-town actors such as Directors K. Bhagyaraj, RV Udayakumar, SR Prabhakaran, Saravana Sakthi, Robo Sankar, Appukutty, Prajan, ‘Jailer’ Kalaiyarasan, ‘Ratchasan’ Saravanan and playback singer Malathi graced the occasion as special guests.
Actor Jeeva of ‘Lollu Saba’ fame said, “This movie traces the life of fishermen in a beautiful way. You can see it from the trailer and songs of the movie.”
Director K. Bhagyaraj said, “At first I did not understand the meaning of ‘Kumbaari’. It was only after coming here that I came to know that ‘Kumbaari’ means friendship. Every relationship is connected with bond. Only friendship can come without any bond.”
Director SR Prabhakaran said, “When I watched the songs of this film and then watched the trailer, I could relate to every scene.”
Actor Robo Sankar said, “I have been friends with Vijay Vishwa, the hero of the film for many years. Back then he would go on for many takes and days. But when you said that you shot this sequence (from the film Kumbaari) in one day, it was surprising.”
Actor Soundarraja said, “Vijay Vishwa and I have never acted in a film together. But we have participated in many social protests.”
Actor Prajin said, “Big films don’t need a lot of support.Small films should be supported”.
National award winning actor Appukutty said, “Vijay Vishwa and I have acted together in a film called ‘Mayanadhi’. Some time back, he saw that a pond in a village was not clean and took pictures of it and posted it on social media. After seeing this, some villagers came looking for him. He is so socially responsible”.
Actor and director Saravana Sakthi said, “A friend nearby asked me how they gave a U certificate even though there are so many kissing scenes in this film. I told them that it seems like kissing scenes have been included in ‘U’ now”.
The film’s producer T. Kumaradhas said, ‘This is a film about friendship. It has romance, comedy, music…everything is good. Don’t dismiss. Small films have made great people. Sivaji Rao, who acted in a small film back then, is today’s Superstar Rajinikanth”.
Actor Vijay Vishwa said, “We completed the shooting of this film very quickly in 25 days. The producer of the film told us not to worry about the budget.”
Naleef Gea, who plays the other male lead, said, “This is my first film in cinema. Before this, I acted for almost 920 episodes in a serial on Asianet in Malayalam. I agreed to act in this film just because I was curious about how cinema would be. The industry here is even more terrible than I thought.”
Director RV Udayakumar said, “The chemistry between the two protagonists in this film is good. The heroine of the film said that she did not know the names of the music directors. It is their songs that make you famous in cinema and therefore it is very important that you know their names”.