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Gatta Kusthi
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Directed byChella Ayyavu
Written byChella Ayyavu
Produced byRavi Teja
Vishnu Vishal
Shubhra
Aryan Ramesh
StarringVishnu Vishal
Aishwarya Lekshmi
CinematographyRichard M. Nathan
Edited byPrasanna GK
Music byJustin Prabhakaran
Production
companies
Distributed byRed Giant Movies
Release date
2 December 2022
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Gatta Kusthi (transl. Tied wrestling) is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language sports drama film written and directed by Chella Ayyavu. It was jointly produced by Ravi Teja, Vishnu Vishal, Shubhra and Aryan Ramesh through the companies RT Team Works and VV Studioz.[1] The film stars Vishnu Vishal and Aishwarya Lekshmi. The film's songs and background score were composed by Justin Prabhakaran.[2] The story is set against the backdrop of submission wrestling form Gatta gusthi.

It was shot extensively across Tamil Nadu including Tenkasi, Chennai, Pallavaram, Courtallam, Ambasamudram and it was shot extensively across Kerala including Alappuzha and Palakkad.[3][4][5] The film will release in theatres on 2 December 2022. The film will be simultaneously released in Telugu as Matti Kusthi (transl. Mud wrestling).[6][7]

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Ravi Teja

Ravi Teja

Ravi Teja is an Indian film actor and producer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. He is known for his roles in action comedy films. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the Telugu film industry. He has won three state Nandi Awards and one Filmfare Award South. He is popularly known by the moniker "Mass Maharaja".

Aishwarya Lekshmi

Aishwarya Lekshmi

Aishwarya Lekshmi is an Indian actress and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil films. She won several accolades including a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.

Justin Prabhakaran

Justin Prabhakaran

Justin Prabhakaran is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer. He has scored music mostly for Tamil films and also a few Malayalam and Telugu films besides one Hindi film. He made his debut as a film composer in the 2014 Tamil film Pannaiyarum Padminiyum.

Submission wrestling

Submission wrestling

Submission wrestling, also known as Submission grappling, Submission fighting a form of competition and a general term for martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through the use of submission holds. The term "submission wrestling" usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a gi, or "combat kimono", of the sort often worn with belts that establish rank by color, though some may use the loose trousers of such a uniform, without the jacket. Not using a gi has a major impact on the sport : there are many choke techniques which make use of the lapels of the gi, thus rendering them un-usable and grappling in general becomes more difficult when the opponent doesn't have a gi to grab hold of.

Gatta gusthi

Gatta gusthi

Gatta gusthi is a form of submission wrestling practiced in Kerala, India. It is competed inside an open ring on the ground, usually on a beach, known as godha. Wrestlers are called phayalvans. The sport consists of around 100 techniques. Gatta gusthi was popular in the state until the arrival of freestyle wrestling and karate in late 1960s. Its freestyle form is known simply as gusthi.

Chennai

Chennai

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The state's largest city in area and population as well, Chennai is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, and is the most prominent cultural, economic and educational centre of South India.

Pallavaram

Pallavaram

Pallavaram is a residential neighborhood of Chennai, India. Pallavaram was a part of Alandur until August 2015 and since then a new taluk with headquarters at Pallavaram was created. The town is known for its cantonment and bustling residential colonies and is served by Pallavaram railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. It was merged with Tambaram Municipal Corporation.

Courtallam

Courtallam

Courtallam is a panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160 m (520 ft) in the foothills of the Western Ghats in Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu, India. The Coutrallam Falls on the Chittar River is a major tourist attraction.

Ambasamudram

Ambasamudram

Ambasamudram is the principal town of the Ambasamudram taluk in Tirunelveli district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The entire taluk had a population of 392,226 as of 2001, with 42.5% classified as rural. The town of Ambasamudram had a population 35,645 as of 2011.

Kerala

Kerala

Kerala is a state on the Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following the passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions of the erstwhile regions of Cochin, Malabar, South Canara, and Thiruvithamkoor. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the 21st largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33 million inhabitants as per the 2011 census, Kerala is the 13th-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

Alappuzha

Alappuzha

Alappuzha or Alleppey is the administrative headquarters of Alappuzha district in state of Kerala, India. The Backwaters of Alappuzha are one of the most popular tourist attractions in India which attracts millions of domestic and international tourists.

Palakkad

Palakkad

Palakkad, formerly known as Palghat, historically known as Palakkattussery is a city and municipality in the Indian state of Kerala. It is the administrative headquarters of the Palakkad District. Palakkad is most densely populated municipality and fourth densely populated city in Kerala. It was established before Indian independence under British rule and was known by the name Palghat. Palakkad is famous for the ancient Palakkad Fort, which is situated at the heart of the city and was captured and rebuilt by Hyder Ali in 1766. The city is situated about 347 kilometres (216 mi) northeast of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

Cast

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Vishnu Vishal

Vishnu Vishal

Vishal Kudawla, known professionally as Vishnu Vishal, is an Indian actor and producer who appears in Tamil film industry. After a brief career in cricket, he started his acting career in the year 2009 playing the lead role in the sports film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, winning acclaim for his portrayal. Vishnu won further acclaim for his role in Neerparavai (2012), portraying a fisherman. He rose to fame with the psychological thriller film, Ratsasan (2018).

Aishwarya Lekshmi

Aishwarya Lekshmi

Aishwarya Lekshmi is an Indian actress and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil films. She won several accolades including a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.

Karunas

Karunas

Karunas is an Indian actor, politician and comedian in the Tamil film industry. Appearing mostly in supporting roles, he has also played lead roles in films including Dindigul Sarathy (2008) and Ambasamudram Ambani (2008). Apart from acting, Karunas has also been credited in films as a producer, music composer and a singer, while he continues to serve as the Vice-President of the Nadigar Sangam, after being elected in October 2015.

Sreeja Ravi

Sreeja Ravi

Sreeja Ravi is an Indian voice artist who has lent her dubbing voice to over 2000 films in total and also performed voices for numerous commercial ads. She started her dubbing career in the year 1975 for the movie Uttarayanam, directed by G. Aravindan. She is the winner of four time Kerala State Film Award, one Tamil Nadu State Film Award and two Kerala Film Critics Awards for dubbing.

Munishkanth

Munishkanth

Ramdoss, better known as Munishkanth, is an Indian actor who appears in Tamil language films. He had notable roles in films, including Mundasupatti (2014), Maanagaram (2017), Maragadha Naanayam (2017) and Raatchasan (2018).

Kaali Venkat

Kaali Venkat

Kaali Venkat is an Indian actor who mainly appears in Tamil language films.

Redin Kingsley

Redin Kingsley

Redin Kingsley is an Indian actor and comedian who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He is best known for his loud style of speech in films.

Hareesh Peradi

Hareesh Peradi

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Ajay (actor)

Ajay (actor)

Ajay is an Indian actor who works primarily in Telugu films, in addition to Tamil and Kannada films.

Shatru (actor)

Shatru (actor)

M. Ramakrishna, known professionally as Shatru, is an Indian actor who appears and works predominantly in Telugu and Tamil films. He is best known for his roles in the films Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha (2016), Rangasthalam (2018), Kadaikutty Singam (2018), and Pushpa: The Rise (2021).

Production

Development

The film was tentatively titled as VV18. On 5 April 2022, the film's official title was unveiled as Gatta Kusthi in Tamil and Matti Kusthi in Telugu.[10] The plot is set against the backdrop of submission wrestling form Gatta gusthi, which is popular in Kerala.[11][12] Directed by Chella Ayyavu, it is the first Tamil film produced by Ravi Teja under the banner of RT Team Works. This is second collaboration of Vishnu Vishal and Chella Ayyavu after 2018 film Silukkuvarupatti Singam.

Casting

Vishnu Vishal will be playing the role of a wrestler and village ruffian. Aishwarya Lekshmi was cast in as the female lead opposite Vishnu Vishal.[13][14]

Filming

Principal photography of the film began on 7 April 2022.[7]

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Submission wrestling

Submission wrestling

Submission wrestling, also known as Submission grappling, Submission fighting a form of competition and a general term for martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through the use of submission holds. The term "submission wrestling" usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a gi, or "combat kimono", of the sort often worn with belts that establish rank by color, though some may use the loose trousers of such a uniform, without the jacket. Not using a gi has a major impact on the sport : there are many choke techniques which make use of the lapels of the gi, thus rendering them un-usable and grappling in general becomes more difficult when the opponent doesn't have a gi to grab hold of.

Gatta gusthi

Gatta gusthi

Gatta gusthi is a form of submission wrestling practiced in Kerala, India. It is competed inside an open ring on the ground, usually on a beach, known as godha. Wrestlers are called phayalvans. The sport consists of around 100 techniques. Gatta gusthi was popular in the state until the arrival of freestyle wrestling and karate in late 1960s. Its freestyle form is known simply as gusthi.

Kerala

Kerala

Kerala is a state on the Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following the passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions of the erstwhile regions of Cochin, Malabar, South Canara, and Thiruvithamkoor. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the 21st largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33 million inhabitants as per the 2011 census, Kerala is the 13th-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

Ravi Teja

Ravi Teja

Ravi Teja is an Indian film actor and producer who predominantly works in Telugu cinema. He is known for his roles in action comedy films. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the Telugu film industry. He has won three state Nandi Awards and one Filmfare Award South. He is popularly known by the moniker "Mass Maharaja".

Silukkuvarupatti Singam

Silukkuvarupatti Singam

Silukkuvarupatti Singam is a 2018 Indian Tamil language action comedy film written and directed by Chella Ayyavu. Produced by Vishnu Vishal, the film also features Vishnu in the lead role alongside Regina Cassandra. P. Ravi Shankar, Anandaraj, Yogi Babu, Karunakaran, Livingston, and Mansoor Ali Khan, among others, form an ensemble cast. The film features Leon James as composer, Ruben as editor, and Laxman Kumar as cinematographer. The venture began production in February 2017 and released on 21 December 2018. Upon release, the film received mixed to positive reviews from the critics.

Aishwarya Lekshmi

Aishwarya Lekshmi

Aishwarya Lekshmi is an Indian actress and producer who predominantly works in Malayalam and Tamil films. She won several accolades including a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South.

Vishnu Vishal

Vishnu Vishal

Vishal Kudawla, known professionally as Vishnu Vishal, is an Indian actor and producer who appears in Tamil film industry. After a brief career in cricket, he started his acting career in the year 2009 playing the lead role in the sports film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, winning acclaim for his portrayal. Vishnu won further acclaim for his role in Neerparavai (2012), portraying a fisherman. He rose to fame with the psychological thriller film, Ratsasan (2018).

Principal photography

Principal photography

Principal photography is the phase of producing a film or television show in which the bulk of shooting takes place, as distinct from the phases of pre-production and post-production.

Soundtrack

The film score and soundtrack album of the film is composed by Justin Prabhakaran. The audio rights were acquired by Saregama. The first single titled "Chal Chakka" in Tamil and "Chal Chakkani" in Telugu was released on 23 November 2022.[15] The second single titled "Mike Tyson" ("Pokirodey" in Telugu) was released on 26 November 2022.[16] The third single titled "Sanda Veerachi" ("Thanne Chinnadi" in Telugu) is scheduled to be released on 29 November 2022.[17]

Tamil
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Chal Chakka"VivekBenny Dayal3:57
2."Mike Tyson"Justin PrabhakaranMC Vickey2:49
3."Sanda Veerachi"VivekKedakuzhi Mariyamma3:14
Total length:9:20
Telugu
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Chal Chakkani"RahmanHemachandra3:57
2."Pokirodey"Krishna KanthFolk Marley, Anthony Daasan, Mc Vickey2:49
3."Thanne Chinnadi"Krishna KanthMangli3:14
Total length:6:06

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Film score

Film score

A film score is original music written specifically to accompany a film. The score comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental, or choral pieces called cues, which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene in question. Scores are written by one or more composers under the guidance of or in collaboration with the film's director or producer and are then most often performed by an ensemble of musicians – usually including an orchestra or band, instrumental soloists, and choir or vocalists – known as playback singers – and recorded by a sound engineer. The term is less frequently applied to music written for other media such as live theatre, television and radio programs, and video game, and said music is typically referred to as either the soundtrack or incidental music.

Soundtrack album

Soundtrack album

A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music directly recorded from the soundtrack of a particular feature film or television show. The first such album to be commercially released was Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the soundtrack to the film of the same name, in 1938. The first soundtrack album of a film's orchestral score was that for Alexander Korda's 1942 film Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, composed by Miklós Rózsa.

Justin Prabhakaran

Justin Prabhakaran

Justin Prabhakaran is an Indian film score and soundtrack composer. He has scored music mostly for Tamil films and also a few Malayalam and Telugu films besides one Hindi film. He made his debut as a film composer in the 2014 Tamil film Pannaiyarum Padminiyum.

Saregama

Saregama

Saregama India Ltd. ; formerly known as The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd. is India's oldest music label owned by the RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group of companies. The company is listed on the NSE and the BSE with its head office located in Kolkata and other offices in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. Apart from music, Saregama also produces films under the brand name Yoodlee Films and multi-language television content. Saregama also retails a music-based hardware platform called Carvaan.

Vivek (lyricist)

Vivek (lyricist)

Vivek Velmurugan known by his stage name Vivek is an Indian lyricist working on Tamil language films. After making his debut in Enakkul Oruvan (2015), he received critical acclaim for his work in 36 Vayadhinile (2015), Jil Jung Juk (2016), Mersal (2017), Sarkar (2018), Petta (2019), Bigil (2019) and Jagame Thandhiram (2021). His songs "Aalaporan Thamizhan", "Marana Mass" and "Verithanam" hit 100 million views on Youtube.Vivek has worked on over 150+ songs.

Benny Dayal

Benny Dayal

Benny Dayal is an Indian playback singer. He is a prominent singer in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Marathi and more languages films. He has sung more than 3500 songs in 19+ Indian languages. He is a member of the band S5, launched by SS Music TV channel. He made his acting debut in the Malayalam movie By the People, a suspense thriller. All the songs were sung by S5 members and it was then that A.R. Rahman noticed him and took an audition.

Hemachandra (singer)

Hemachandra (singer)

Vedala Hemachandra is an Indian playback singer and music director who works in the Telugu film industry.

Anthony Daasan

Anthony Daasan

Anthony Dasan is an Indian folk singer, who is currently working in the Tamil film industry. He is known for contributing a powerful voice to fusions of Tamil-folk, country, jazz, electronica and rock styles. Before this phase of playback singing, "Antony Dasan" worked as a travelling festival folk singer artist, collaborating with players of Nadaswaram, Thavil and Thappu, dancers and acrobats among others. He has performed with influential movie industry veterans such as Usha Uthup.

Mangli

Mangli

Satyavathi Rathod, colloquially and popularly known as Mangli, is an Indian playback singer, television presenter and actress. She is popular for her traditional Banjara attire and known for her Telangana songs and performance at festival events in India and abroad. She is presently working with a Telugu-language web channel, Mic TV, featuring in popular video songs on special occasions like Bathukamma, Bonalu, Sankranthi, Telangana Formation Day, Ugadhi, Sammakka Sarakka Jatara and many.

Release

Theatrical

The film is scheduled to be released theatrically on 2 December 2022.[18] The motion poster of the film was released on 5 April 2022.[19] The distribution rights of the film in Tamil Nadu were acquired by Udhayanidhi Stalin under the banner of Red Giant Movies.[20]

Home media

The digital streaming rights of the film were acquired by Netflix.[21]

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Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a state in southern India. It is the tenth largest Indian state by area and the sixth largest by population. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu is the home of the Tamil people, whose Tamil language—one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world—is widely spoken in the state and serves as its official language.

Udhayanidhi Stalin

Udhayanidhi Stalin

Udhayanidhi Stalin is an Indian film producer, actor, distributor, and politician who prominently works in Tamil cinema. He is a member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency. He entered the film industry as a producer and distributor with his production studio, Red Giant Movies, and made films including Kuruvi (2008), Aadhavan (2009) and Manmadan Ambu (2010). He subsequently made his debut as an actor through the romantic comedy, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012) and has since continued producing and starring in his own films.

Red Giant Movies

Red Giant Movies

Red Giant Movies is an Indian film production and distribution company headed by actor, politician and businessman Udhayanidhi Stalin.

Netflix

Netflix

Netflix, Inc. is an American subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming service and production company based in Los Gatos, California. Founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph in Scotts Valley, California, it offers a film and television series library through distribution deals as well as its own productions, known as Netflix Originals.

Source: "Gatta Kusthi", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 29th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatta_Kusthi.

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