Blue Star, starring Ashok Selvan and Shanthnu, is bankrolled by director Pa Ranjith’s productions and is slated to be released on January 25
The trailer of sports drama Blue Star, starring Ashok Selvan and Shanthnu, has finally arrived! The makers of the film unveiled the new trailer on their social media handle with a caption that read “Nammala edha onnu azha vekkudhu na, namma adhuku unmai-ah irukom nu artha (translates to - If something makes us cry, it means we are true to it). Presenting you the highlights before the innings.#BlueStarTrailer”
The film is directed by debutant S Jayakumar, under Pa Ranjith’s production house. The sports drama is scheduled to be out in cinemas on January 25.
The trailer opens with the introduction of two young men hailing from different families who are passionate about cricket. After a series of happy shots of them as they pursue their dreams, Ashok’s character is left dejected as he is not picked during a match selection round. Keerthy Pandian, who plays his love interest, is seen cheering him up. Ashok Selvan is also shown playing a match and when his bat breaks, he plays the rest of the game using a stump. Shanthnu appears to be playing a character from the rival team. Overall, the film promises a gripping sports drama with rivals Ashok Selvan and Shanthnu at loggerheads.
Ashok Selvan opens up about his character in Blue Star
In a recent interview, Ashok Selvan spoke about his character in the film and the preparations he took to essay the character. He revealed that Blue Star is the name of the cricket team in which his character is part of. The film is said to be set in the 90s against the backdrop of Arakkonam district in Tamil Nadu.
“I had to lose a lot of weight in a short time and upgrade my cricketing skills”, the actor revealed. The Oh My Kadavule star also said that getting the right tan to match the look of the character was important and how they used old photos of him playing cricket as a reference to how he appeared during those days. “After putting on the makeup, we looked at the photos and noticed that I got a really dark tan from playing cricket in the sun for 5-6 hours.” the actor explained.
He also pointed out that the filming was in Arakkonam, and that it was really hot. “We didn't rely much on CGI effects like most sports movies. Instead, we actually played real cricket to make the scenes more genuine,” he added.