Vada Chennai Review: Dhanush and Vetrimaaran deliver a masterpiece!
After years of waiting, the first part from Dhanush-Vetrimaaran combo’s gangster trilogy, ‘Vada Chennai’, has hit screens today. Expectations were massive ever since its announcement and let’s see if the movie has lived up to the hype.
‘Vada Chennai’ is an epic gangster saga traversing different timelines. It’s a completely realistic take on how the shady gangster world of North Chennai functions. Their lives have been showcased authentically without any sort of gimmicks. The survival politics discussed in the film is real and relevant. Like in ‘Aadukalam’ and ‘Polladhavan’, Vetrimaaran has done a lot of research here as well and that study has reflected on the total quality of the movie. Kudos to the censor board officials as well for not muting the dialogues, which would have had a big impact on the overall grittiness.
With his excellent writing skills, Vetrimaaran has developed numerous characters with ample space for each one of them. Their character arcs are convincing and very much in sync with the flow of the narrative. The screenplay is non-linear with several twists and turns. The drama that unfolds is gripping and keeps throwing interesting scenes one after the other. It is a screenplay that can be used by film aspirants for academic purposes.
On the performance side, every single actor who comes on screen manage to impress. The movie has a host of characters and all the actors have all been cast perfectly. Can’t take names as almost everyone has equal space to perform and they have all done justice to their parts. Santhosh Narayanan’s music complements the mood of the film, especially the trumpet score used in the slo-mo sequences.
Simply put, Vada Chennai is another extraordinary work coming from the camp of Vetrimaaran and Dhanush. Already, can’t wait for the other two parts to come out.