At the pre-release press meet of Vada Chennai last week, Dhanush confirmed that he will be joining hands with filmmaker Vetrimaaran for the fourth time. 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.
At the press meet, Dhanush revealed that the yet-untitled film will go on the floors from later this month. It has to be seen if it will take off right away as Dhanush is currently busy directing his second film, a multi-starrer featuring Sarath Kumar, Srikanth, Aditi Rao Hydari, Anu Emmanuel and Akkineni Nagarjuna.
In an interview with Film Companion, Vetrimaaran had said that the project will be made on a very big scale. “It’s going be a very big film; a 100 crore film which we plan to compress into a budget of Rs 70 crore. I’m aware I don’t have 70 crore market. Therefore, we’re looking at ways to exploit the market to earn profits on Rs 70 crore.”
Dhanush’s Vada Chennai, which chronicles three decades in the life of a gangster, played by Dhanush, from North Madras, hits the screens worldwide on October 17. The project, 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 will be shot in the most realistic manner featuring raw and hard-hitting action and rather than just focusing on the lifestyle of a gangster. In the film, Dhanush plays a carom champion. Dhanush also awaits the release of Maari 2, which is expected to hit the screens later this year.
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