Vetrimaaran’s Vada Chennai, which chronicles thirty years in the life of an accidental gangster in North Madras, has struck gold at the box-office and has also managed to impress critics and audiences alike.
The film managed to gross over INR 30 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu and continues to hold well all over. While the film’s been getting a lot of praise from all quarters, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has called it the most original gangster film.
#andreajeremiah #Samuthirakani @dhanushkraja and the actors who played Senthil, rajan and padma .. just so brilliant #vadachennai . And that actor who plays the brother Kannan , in the scene where he stands up for Anbu against his father .. so much to talk about— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) October 24, 2018
Anurag, who recently played a psychotic killer in Tamil film Imaikkaa Nodigal, took to Twitter and wrote: “Vada Chennai the most original gangster film I have seen and so simply achieved. Vetrimaaran you are consistently an amazing filmmaker. One of the best we have.”
Vada Chennai, which will be made as a trilogy, marks Dhanush’s third collaboration with Vetrimaaran after Pollathavan and Aadukalam. Tipped to be the most ambitious project in the career of Vetrimaaran, most popular for helming Aadukalam and Visaaranai, the film has been shot in the most realistic manner featuring raw and hard-hitting action and rather than just focusing on the lifestyle of a gangster, it also focuses on their emotional side.
In the film, Dhanush plays a carom champion and the second part of the trilogy will focus on his rise as a gangster.
Meanwhile, Dhanush confirmed that he will be joining hands with filmmaker Vetrimaaran for the fourth time at a recent press meet. While he didn’t divulge more information about the project, Vetrimaaran in a recent interview revealed that the film will be based on Tamil novel, 'Vekkai', a revenge drama that traces the fight of an oppressed community against those oppressing them.
The novel has been written by Poomani. Currently busy wrapping up his second directorial, Dhanush is expected to work on the new project with Vetrimaaran from next month.
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