The highly anticipated trailer for Mani Ratnam's Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is out. The multi-starrer comes after the debacle of Kaatru Veliyidai and fans of the director are expecting a cracker of a film, given the actors on board.
The trailer gives us more than a glimpse of the storyline. Senapathi, played by Prakash Raj, is a powerful gang leader who is also a businessman. His three sons Varadan (Aravind Swamy), Thyagu (Arun Vijay) and Ethi (Silambarasan) take after him and struggle to establish who is the alpha. Varadan, the trailer says, is not very educated and is more of a thug. His brothers, on the other hand, are sophisticated but still have a violent streak in them.
Aditi Rao Hydari plays a journalist who has an affair with Varadan. Varadan is married to Chitra (Jyothika). Aishwarya Rajesh is paired with Arun Vijay while Simbu marries Chaaya (Dayana Erappa). Jayasudha is the mother of the three unruly sons. Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi plays Rasool, a cop, who becomes friends with Varadan and the trailer suggests that he too takes a liking to crime – although this may very well prove to be a ruse.
The trailer ends with Chitra asking Varadan if he's decided that it's going to be war.
With music by AR Rahman and cinematography by Santosh Sivan, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is expected to release on September 28. The film has been produced by Lyca.