Keni, which will have Parthiepan playing an important role, will also mark Jaya Prada’s comeback to Tamil cinema after a decade. The actress was seen last in Kamal Haasan’s Dasavatharam.
Directed by Malayalam filmmaker MA Nishad, the story revolves around a water dispute that crops up between the people of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on account of a well. According to sources, the film is set in 1965 when Kerala was formed as a separate state.
Jaya Prada will be seen as the resident of the house with the well, while Parthiepan will play the person who helps resolve the water conflict. Keni will also have Nasser and Thalaivasal Vijay playing important roles.