Dhanush-Vetrimaaran’s fourth film together is the upcoming Asuran. The duo had previously worked in Polladhavan, Aadukalam and Vada Chennai part 1 together. The official trailer of Asuran was released on Sunday.
The trailer begins with the older looking Dhanush, a green turban around his head, walking with a rusted machete in hand. Manju Warrier makes an appearance in the trailer early on, looking fierce. Teejay Arunasalam who will be making his debut in this film as Dhanush’s son Chidambaram is also seen in the very beginning.
The trailer quickly jumps to the flashback with a younger-looking Dhanush and we get glimpses of his story, of how he fought against his oppressors in his early days. The trailer switches back and forth with Dhanush fighting against people chasing him. Actor Prakash Raj, Pasupathy, Pawan are seen in the trailer.
Even while older Dhanush advises his son that education is most important, ironically, the visuals that follow, show him slashing his opponents with sickles. The trailer ends with a blood-splattered Dhanush. The film’s release date is yet to be made official.
After Polladhavan and Aadukala
The film will be bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, who had also bankrolled Dhanush's VIP 2. Asuran is loosely-based on Tamil novel ‘Vekkai', written by award-winning writer Poomani. The novel is a revenge drama that traces the journey of a young boy who's on the run with his father.
In 'Vekkai', Chidambaram’s family, his father in particular, prepare him for the hardships of life during the 8-days he’s on the run. The novel has one chapter each for every day, totaling 8. 'Vekkai' was translated by N Kalayan Raman and published in English as 'Heat' by Juggernaut Publishers this May.
While the novel told the story of revenge from the eyes of the 15-year-old Chidambaram (son), the film, from the looks of the trailer, seems to be focussing on the father’s journey.