Vada Chennai is a crime action thriller starring Dhanush and directed by Vetri Maaran. Vetri Maaran and Dhanush took four years to make it happen. Here is Vada Chennai Review.
Vada Chennai Review
Vada Chennai is a multi-layered violent story set on Northern Chennai means that time of Madras. The best thing in Vada Chennai is the story which is very subtle in the characters without targeting any type of audience. Vada Chennai will sure a landmark film on the gangster genre.
Vada Chennai Story
The story begins with introducing the principal characters of this gangster journey, Guna (Samuthirakani), Senthil (Kishore), Velu (Pawan) and their close aide (Sai Dheena) sitting in a local restaurant with bloodstained in hands. In a violent stylized scene, they are seen discussing what to do next after murdering Rajan (Ameer), a godfather of his own area and he used to be a smuggler. After one year, a gang war breaks out in the area as four men fight for the spoils of crime and want to be smear as the next Godfather of the area.
In other hands, Anbu (Dhanush) is a budding carom player, a boy-next-door type of a guy who is in love with a courageous girl Padma (Aishwarya Rajesh), the character of Anbu is very similar to the character played Sidharath in the Hindi film Striker. The narration keeps drags between in the time of 90s and early 2000.
However, soon Anbu gets sucked into the corrupt world of crime and gang wars and has to go to prison. It changes the arch of his life. The film ends with a cliffhanger where the rise of Anbu as the new godfather of Vada Chennai, and his saga will continue as a trilogy like Godfather. So, Get Ready!
This blood-wet Tarantino style drama of evasion, pitiless gents and ladies, their greed, their betrayal, loyalties, and lust for revenge is set in the late 1980s than 1990s and moves on till the early 2000s. Vetrimaaran has intelligently told the story of the film against the political landscape in Tamil Nadu during that era where occurs happens like the death of MGR, assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and the Jayalalithaa came into power. Vada Chennai did works for its multiple characters and a terrific set of actors who bring them alive the characters on the big screen.
Dhanush – Anbu
Ameer – Rajan
Aishwarya Rajesh – Padma
Andrea Jeremiah – Chandra
Samuthirakani – Guna
Daniel Balaji – Thambi
Kishore – Senthil
Pawan – Velu
Radha Ravi – Muthu
Subramaniam Siva – Mani
Joy Badlani – Seetharam
Rajesh Sharma – Chanchal
Vincent Ashokan – ACP
In the beginning, you get the feel that Vada Chennai is another Tamil crime story set in North Madras like Dhanush previous Pudupethai, but Vetrimaran’s direction and characterization make the film different and gripping edge on seat drama. The director is able to recreate the Northern area of Chennai accurately with sets and real locations including the port area, fishing boats, and dialogues with some annoying words which will also appeal to the Non-Tamil audience.
Highlights of Vada Chennai: Direction, Performace and Production Designing.