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Children of Heaven remake Akka Kuruvi gets U certificate; to release on May 6

Akka Kuruvi, the Tamil remake of the Iranian family drama, Children of Heaven, directed by Majid Majidi, is all set to hit screens on May 6

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Last Updated: 05.45 AM, May 03, 2022

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Children of Heaven remake Akka Kuruvi gets U certificate; to release on May 6
A still from Akka Kuruvi

Akka Kuruvi, the Tamil remake of the Iranian family drama, Children of Heaven, directed by Majid Majidi, is all set to hit screens on May 6. The film was recently given the U certificate by the Censor Board. The remake is directed by Saamy of Uyir and Mirugam fame and the film's plot revolves around a brother and sister who hail from an udnerpriviled background and their connection with a lost shoe. 

The lead characters are played by Mahin and Daviya, who were selected from over 200 shortlisted children. While dancer Tara Jagadamba plays their mother, Senthilkumar plays their father. The film has music by maestro Ilaiyaraaja and the audio launch was held on April 25. Actor-filmmaker Parthiban, director Ameer and actor Aadhi attended the event. 

The makers also revealed that the director of the original film Majid Majidi had watched the remake and had sent a letter of appreciation to the Akka Kuruvi team. The Iranian filmmaker had stated in the letter that was touched by the film and added that the Tamil version has done justice to the original, which was made more than two decades ago.

The Irandian legend had also stated that the parallel love story and emotions portrayed in the film, have been neatly tweaked to suit the Indian audience. The letter also mentions that Majid is all praise for Ilaiyaraaja's music and felt that his background score complemented the storytelling. The film, whose release has been immensely delayed due to the pandemic, is finally gearing up to hit screens. The original film, Children of Heaven was nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film in 1998.

Akka Kuruvi will clash with GV Prakash's Ayngaran, RK Suresh's Visithiran and KS Ravikumar's Koogle Kuttapa. While Visithran is a remake of Malayalam film Joseph, the latter is a remake of the Malayalam flick Android Kunjappan Version 5.25.

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