The trailer of Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu, directed by Athiyan Athirai and produced by Pa Ranjith’s Neelam Productions, was released on Wednesday. Starring Dinesh, Anandhi, Riythvika, Muneeskanth, Lijeesh and John Vijay, the film’s release date is yet to be announced.
The trailer begins with a montage of intriguing shots - bloody footprints, a towering fire that seems to be burning an effigy, the sound of something heavy falling from the sky, people looking up, a loud explosion and screams.
Moving to a scrapyard, the rest of the trailer is told in a villupaatu folk style narration. Dinesh’s character rolls a huge lorry tyre and wipes the windshield of the vehicle clean even while the narrative speaks of bonded labour and the struggles of the workers' union.
Anandhi, Riythvika and Muneeskanth make an appearance in the trailer that gets intense soon after the discovery of a bomb in this scrapyard. Red and blue flags, symbolising the communist and Ambedkarite movements respectively, can be spotted as Riythvika's character appears to protesting against some kind of injustice. The trailer has plenty of action sequences and also shows some romance between the characters played by Dinesh and Anandhi.
The trailer ends with a wounded Dinesh’s character breathlessly saying, “Now is it a fight between you and me? A guy has come to kill us both. If that bomb explodes, nothing can grow on this land for the next 500 years!” Our curiosity is aroused as the waves of the ocean pound on a washed-up, rusty-looking bomb which resembles the nuclear weapons that ended World War 2. The title of the film translates to 'the last bomb from the Second World War'.
Tenma of the Casteless Collective band will be making his debut as a composer in feature films, while Kishore Kumar, another debutant who assisted Murali G in Kabali and Kaala, will be the cinematographer of this film.
This is Pa Ranjith’s second feature production after Pariyerum Perumal, which won critical acclaim and was also a box-office success.