|Produced by||Shailendra Singh
|Music by||M. G. Sreekumar|
|Editing by||Arun Kumar|
|Studio||Percept Picture Company
Four Frames Pictures
|Running time||117 minutes|
Kanchivaram is a 2008 Tamil drama film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Prakash Raj and Shriya Reddy in the lead roles and has the musical score by M. G. Sreekumar, cinematography by Thiru, editing byArun Kumar, and art direction by Sabu Cyril. The story is set in the silk weavers’ town of Kanchipuram, in post-independence India, though the film was shot mainly in Mysore. The film was initially planned to be made in Malayalam asKancheepuram in 2001, with Mohanlal in the lead and featuring music by A. R. Rahman. Later the project was called off due to Mohanlal’s busy schedule with other projects.
The film opened at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival on 12 September 2008. It was also shown at the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival in Pittsburgh. The film eventually went on to receive Best Film and Best Actor for Prakash Raj at the 55th National Film Awards.Priyadarshan won the zenith Asia award for best director for this film.