Kalathil Santhippom (Eng: Let’s meet on the playfield) is a 2021 Indian Tamil language sports masala film written and directed by N. Rajasekar with dialogues penned by R. Ashok. The film stars Jiiva, Arulnithi Tamilarasu, Manjima Mohan and Priya Bhavani Shankar. The film is based on the sport of kabaddi and the friendship between two men Ashok and Anand who were initially regarded as rivals. The film also marked the posthumous release of actor Naadodigal Gopal who died in 5 March 2020 prior to the film release. It had its theatrical release on 5 February 2021 and opened to positive reviews from critics.
Anand (Arulnithi) and Ashok (Jiiva) are rivals on the Kabaddi court but are the thickest of friends outside it. The film essentially is a drama that explores the hurdles they face together with regards to their families and personal romantic relationships, and how they overcome all that.
Directed by N. Rajasekar
Produced by R. B. Choudary
Written by N. Rajasekar & R. Ashok (dialogues)
Starring Jiiva, Arulnithi, Manjima Mohan, Priya Bhavani Shankar
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Abinandhan Ramanujam
Edited by Dinesh Ponraj
Production Super Good Films
Release date 5 February 2021
Running time 138 minutes