Karinkunnam Sixes
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Malayalam actress Manju Warrier's upcoming sports movie "Karikunnam Sixes" has been in the news even before it went on the floors. The movie is also said to have a Tamil actor playing in pivotal role in it.

Now, a source close to the movie has confirmed to International Business Times, India that Kollywood actor Samuthirakani will make his appearance in the flick, which was earlier rumoured to be played by Tamil superstar Dhanush. Samuthirakani has earlier acted in seven movies in Malayalam and will also be reportedly part of Mohanlal's upcoming crime thriller "Oppam."

Actor Babu Antony has also shared a photo of him with Samuthirakani that was taken during the shooting of "Karinkunnam 6's."

In the Deepu Karunakaran directorial, Manju plays the role of a volleyball coach, who trains a team of the inmates of Poojapura Central Jail. The movie also has Jacob Gregory, Babu Antony, Baiju, Padmaraj Ratheesh, Santhosh Keezhattoor and Sudheer Karamana in significant roles.

The makers had recently released the first-look poster of the flick featuring the coach and the seven members volleyball team. The poster was opened to positive response and the State Film Award winner Dulquer Salmaan had also praised the team and wished them luck. The movie is said to be the first Malayalam movie based on Volleyball.

While Arunlal Ramachandran of "Vettah"-fame has penned the story, Jayakrishna Gummadi handles the cinematography and Rahul Raj does the music of "Karinkunnam Sixes" that is being produced under the banner of Lemon Productions by Jayalil Menon and Anil Biswas.