Vishnu Manchu’s Epic Actioner ‘Kannappa’ Showcases the Legendary Bow of Thinnadu


Vishnu Manchu has successfully blended in the big scale spectacle in his upcoming epic actioner, Kannappa. An integral part of the titular character is the Bow of Thinnadu, a weapon as extraordinary as the warrior who wields it.

In the world of Kannappa, the Bow of Thinnadu goes beyond the role of a mere weapon. It’s a tangible reminder of courage, a hat tip to exceptional craftsmanship, and a symbol of the unbreakable bond between a father and his son. Crafted by the skilled hands of Nadhanatha, Kannappa’s father, the bow becomes a cherished family heirloom. The genius extends beyond the bow’s exquisite design. Its functionality is equally impressive. With a deft maneuver, the bow of Thinnadu transforms into a pair of formidable swords. This ingenious design grants Kannappa unparalleled versatility on the battlefield, allowing him to adapt to any situation with lethal grace. The bow’s story is as intriguing as its design. A young Kannappa, barely five years old, is faced by a ferocious tiger in the heart of the forest. Armed only with a simple stick, he displays remarkable courage in defending himself. Witnessing his son’s bravery in the face of danger, Nadhanatha is deeply moved. To honor Kannappa’s valor, he crafts a special bow – a symbol of strength forged from the very bones and teeth of the defeated tiger. The film’s art director in New Zealand – Chris made the bow from scratch, in keeping with the film’s vision and how Vishnu Manchu briefed him. And the bow is a mark of the film’s grandeur and took weeks to put together to perfection. The makers shot over two months in New Zealand where most scenes with the bow were executed.

Vishnu says, “The Bow of Thinnadu becomes an extension of Kannappa himself. He wields it with unwavering pride, safeguarding his tribe and maintaining order within the sacred forest. Its story inspires courage in young hearts and ignites a sense of wonder in all who hear it. I am so glad we could make it exactly how we had thought. I am grateful to Chris and his team for giving us the exact replica of what we wanted.”

The upcoming film Kannappa promises to bring this mythical bow and its legendary wielder to life on the big screen. The film is directed by Mukesh Singh and boasts a star-studded cast, featuring renowned actors like Mohanlal, Akshay Kumar, Prabhas, and many more. At the core of ‘Kannappa’ lies the captivating tale of ‘Bhakta Kannappa,’ a devout follower of Lord Shiva. Vishnu Manchu’s portrayal of this iconic character promises to bring to life the spiritual journey, devotion, and valor that define his story. Prepare to be enthralled by the awe-inspiring power of the Bow of Thinnadu and the spirit of Kannappa as they inch closer to their grand release.