'Ko' is an upcoming film directed by KV Anand starring Jeeva, Ajmal , Karthika and Piya Bajpai in lead roles. This the third film directed by KV Anand after 'Kana Kandein' and 'Ayan'.
This film is said to be a political action thriller about the adventures of a photo journalist, played by Jeeva, who finds himself in trouble when investigating a mystery case as a gang of musclemen are after him.
Yester years dream girl Radha's daughter, Karthika is debuting in Tamil cinema as the heroine opposite Jeeva. Prakash Raj, Ajmal and Piaa are other important actors. Ajmal's character is also said to have some grey shades and the actor is excited about the challenging role.
Buzz is also there saying the film is to some extent inspired from the Hollywood flick 'State of Play' in which Russell Crowe as a journalist risks his life to save his politician friend from a serious trouble ignorant of his true colours.
The movie is said to have a lot of real life incidents experienced by KV Anand when he worked as a photo journalist before turning a film cameraman. The film which started in early 2010 had a few hiccups in the casting area and that delayed the first schedule shooting.
'Ko' was first conceived with Karthi in mind. But when it was officially launched Silambarasan was in his place and Tamannah was the heroine. Later Tamannah was dropped and Karthika was signed. Irked by the change of cast Silambarasan too walked out of the project.
Director KV Anand decided to let Simbu go and replaced him with Jeeva and retained Karthika as heroine. Similarly even Ajmal got into the affairs only after Narain and Prasanna could not do it. Once the casting was finalized, the movie gathered the momentum and is ready for release now.
Ko was shot in Pondichery, Thekkadi, Vagaman, Kumili, Madurai, Manakkadu, Rameswaram, Thiruchendur, Parundumpara and a few other southern towns. Substantial part was also shot in striking locales in China and Tanzania. Richard Nathan is the cameraman.
As usual in a KV Anand film, in this too Harris Jayaraj is playing a major role in elevating the film. Apparently KV Anand took Harris Jayaraj to all the locations of the shoot to give him a feel of the places so that he keeps the surroundings in mind when composing the music. The composing of the songs took place in Macau. The duo already had a remarkable success in 'Ayan'.
The music of 'Ko' will be officially launched on January 19. The album has six songs and all are youthful varieties. Apparently the 'Aga Naga' song features special appearances by popular actors including Suriya, Karthi, Anjali, Bharath, Jayam Ravi, Atharva, Jai, Krish, Nakul, Narain, Sakthi, Shiva, along with Harris Jayaraj and KV Anand on screen. It is surely going to be one of the highlights of the film.
'Ko' is produced by Kumar Jayaram for RS Infotainment and is marketed by Udhayanidhi Stalin of Red Giant Movies.