The journey of ‘Vada Chennai’ began 15 years back: Dhanush
The much talked about Dhanush starrer ‘Vada Chennai’ is gearing up for release. The movie marks his reunion with multiple National award winnning director Vetrimaran. After earning an A certificate for its gritty and raw moments, the movie is all set to hit screens on October 17. Dhanush’s own banner Wunderbar Films is funding the movie jointly with Lyca Productions.
‘Vada Chennai’ is an epic gangster saga that spans different timelines. In a recent interaction with media, Dhanush revealed that the project was first planned 15 years back. Vetrimaran had pitched the idea back in 2003 but they didn’t have the budget or the market to make such a film. Later, they joined hands for ‘Polladhavan’ and ‘Aadukalam’. Both the films did well, both critically and commercially.
‘Vada Chennai’ was again revived in 2016. They worked on the movie for ground 29 months in multiple schedules. Since it is a vast story set in different timelines, they could not bring everything together in one film. So they planned the movie as a trilogy. Already 20% of the second part has been completed. They are also planning to release the prequel of ‘Vada Chennai’ as a web series by next July.
‘Vada Chennai’ has director Ameer playing a major role alongside Dhanush. Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh, Samuthirakani, Daniel Balaji Kishore, Karunas, Pawan and Radha Ravi will be seen in other supporting roles