In the past, Dhanush and director Vetri Maaran have delivered blockbuster hits like Polladhavan and Aadukalam. For the third time, the duo has joined hands for a riveting gangster drama titled Vada Chennai.
As the title suggests, the film will chronicle the life of Dhanush (who plays Anbu in the film) in North Chennai. From the first look posters to the trailer, everything screams of the 80s and takes us on a nostalgic trip to the retro era.
Vada Chennai’s premise has been in Vetri Maaran’s mind since 2006. But, it took over 5 years for him to assemble an ensemble cast and commence the film’s shooting. After two years in the making, Vada Chennai is all set to hit the theatres on October 17.
The cast of Vada Chennai includes Dhanush, Ameer, Aishwarya Rajesh, Andrea Jeremiah, Samuthirakani, Daniel Balaji and Kishore in prominent roles.
Ahead of the film’s release, let us know some interesting details about Vada Chennai.
- Vada Chennai is a gangster trilogy. The first part will chronicle the life of Anbu in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
- Dhanush will play the role of a national level carom champion.
- In an interview, Vetri Maaran has promised that Vada Chennai will change the perception people have on gangsters living in North Chennai.
- Many important scenes were shot in live locations in North Chennai. In addition, the makers erected a massive set that resembles Central Jail where few crucial actions scenes were filmed.
- The cast of Vada Chennai has undergone several changes. But, Andrea Jeremiah is the only actress to have been a part of the team since the first day.
- Dhanush is paired opposite Aishwarya Rajesh (who is Padma in the film). Andrea Jeremiah (Chandra in Vada Chennai) will romance Ameer (Rajan).
- Another interesting aspect is that director Vetri Maaran has dubbed for Ameer in Vada Chennai.
- Anbu gets stuck in the gangster world and there is no turning back for him. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
- Majority of the second instalment of Vada Chennai have been shot already.
- The film has been given an A certificate by the censor board due to raw and gritty violence.