Vaadivaasal: Suriya’s next with Vetrimaaran is based on Jallikattu
Recently, at the Vikatan Cine Awards ceremony, it was announced that Suriya-Vetrimaaran film has been titled as ‘Vaadivaasal’. The film is based on CS Chellappa’s popular novel of the same name. Kalaippuli S Thanu of V Creations, who produced the director’s last blockbuster ‘Asuran’, is backing this film as well.
Director Vetrimaaran had acquired the rights of ‘Vaadivaasal’ 3 years back itself. The novel is actually based on Jallikkattu, a famous bull taming sport practiced from the Tamil classical period (400-100 BC). Vaadivasal is the narrow gate through which the Jallikattu bulls are let out for young men to subdue during the Pongal celebrations.
It is said that CS Chellappa’s novel has immense potential to be made into a film. It captures the native spirit of the sport that is a very integral part of Tamil culture. With acclaimed films like ‘Visaaranai’ and ‘Asuran’, director Vetrimaaran has already proven his abiltiy to helm literary adaptations. So there will be lot of expectations this time as well. In addition to that, this is his first film with Suriya. The star’s fans as well as common cine lovers are equally excited.
Shoot is expected to begin by the end of this year.