National award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran and actor Dhanush have teamed up for the fifth time in Vada Chennai, a story set in north Chennai. After two years in the making, Vada Chennai is all set to hit the theatres on October 17.
The film which went through the censor formalities has been given an 'A' certificate by the censor board due to raw and gritty violence. According to CBFC cut list, the movie had scenes where dialogues mentioning former Chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, and Karunanidhi, and visual of Jayalalithaa being pushed down from MGR's funeral wagon were recommended for removal or muting.
Reel 1 : Muted the word 'Jayalalitha' in Shot No.16. (Reel 1) (Defamation)
Reel 2 : Muted the word 'Thi Mu Ka' in Shot No.83. (Reel 8) (Defamation)
Reel 3 : Removed and replaced the visual of pulling down Ms Jayalalitha from the funeral jeep of Shri MGR in Shot No.121. (Reel 8) (Defamation)
Vada Chennai story will track 30 years in the life of a gangster, played by Dhanush, who has already set aside over 200 days for this epic project. 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. Rather than just focusing on the lifestyle of a gangster, it will also focus on their emotional side.
The film also stars Kaaka Muttai fame Aishwarya Rajesh in a key role which was originally offered to Amala Paul. Andrea Jeremiah, Samuthirakani, Daniel Balaji and Kishore will be seen playing prominent roles. While Dhanush is paired opposite Aishwarya Rajesh, Andrea Jeremiah is paired opposite Ameer who plays the character of Rajan.
Santosh Narayan is the music director for Vada Chennai while Velraj is the cinematographer and GB Venkatesh is the editor. The film is bankrolled by Dhanush under his banner Wunderbar Films and its distribution rights have been bagged by Lyca Productions.
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