Colors Tamil presented the world television premiere of sports drama ‘Clap’ on Sunday.
The channel presented the treat for sport fanatics, featuring actors Aadhi Pinisetty and Aakanksha Singh as the main protagonists. The film traversers around the trials and tribulations of a sports athlete.
Directed by Prithivi Adithya, the sports-drama film also stars Nassar, Prakash Raj, Krishna Kurup, Munishkanth, Mime Gopi, and Sriranjini.
The plot narrates the life of a former national athlete, Kathir (Aadhi Pinisetty) who meets with a fatal accident and loses a limb, thereby shattering his dreams of winning the National Athletics Championship.
Kathir's relationship with his wife Mithra (Aakanksha Singh) suffers because of the tragedy and his post-traumatic stress, and he stops conversing with her. A turn of events changes his life after a state tournament, where he learns of a rural girl named Bhagyalakshmi (Krisha Kurup) and her sprinting potential. He approaches her and offers to help her prepare for the national championships.
After several coaches refuse to take her under their wing owing to power dynamics in the sport and an old animosity with an association authority, Venkatram (Nasser), Kathir himself, coaches the girl. Does the girl conquer all obstacles to win the national title and does the amputee ex-athlete achieve his ambition through his protégé forms the rest of the plot.
Director Prithvi Adithya said, “The idea with Clap was to deliver a sports drama in a non-linear fashion, thus the film has myriad of tropes from sport politics, power dynamics, to exploring the relationship between a husband and wife and that of a student and protégé. Aadhi has proved his mettle as a phenomenal actor where he brilliantly portrays the character fighting his inner battles and the rest of the cast has equally performed astoundingly well. I am confident that our efforts will appeal to the audiences watching the World Television Premiere of Clap, this weekend.”
Aadhi Pinishetty said, “I am thrilled that Clap is having a world television premiere on a popular channel like Colors Tamil. I am sure that the audiences will truly appreciate the film this weekend like they did in the theatres. Kathir as a character has different shades and holds countless emotions, hence it is a distinct role altogether.”
With music maestro Ilaiyaraaja composing the background score, the film further finds an added asset making it an enjoyable watch for the audiences.