Vetri Maaran reveals Vada Chennai 2 script work is ongoing and release will be soon
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:31 PM
A film that has gone on to become a cult classic, Vada Chennai, released in 2018 turned out to be a commercial success, while also receiving a staggering positive critical response from fans and critics alike. The film marked the third-time reunion of National Award winners Vetri Maaran directing Dhanush, who produced it under his Wunderbar Films banner. Featuring chart-buster songs and an intense background score by Santhosh Narayanan, the action gangster crime drama set in the backdrop of North Chennai was the first installment of a planned trilogy.
During the Vada Chennai audio launch in 2018, it was revealed that around 20 percent of Vada Chennai 2 had already been shot, before Dhanush and director Vetri Maaran shifted gears to work on their Asuran, which went on to become a box office blockbuster. Towards the end of the first film, the sequel is teased when the title appears as Vada Chennai - Anbuvin Ezhuchi, leaving fans in an excited mode. After there were rumors that the sequel was not going to be made, Dhanush himself last year issued a statement that the film was very much on and announcements regarding it would be made by him.
In that light, director Vetri Maaran participated in the inaugural function of the Manidham Pazhagu group's office in New Washermanpet in Chennai on Thursday where he addressed media persons. Upon being queried about Vada Chennai 2, he stated that he is currently engaged in script work for the film, while assuring that it will release soon. Fans have been super excited to hear these words from the ace director as they have been wanting to see the sequel come out for a long time. Come October 17 will mark the second year since the first film was released and whether an announcement or a statement in regard to the sequel will be made remains to be seen.
Vetri Maaran is currently working on several projects among which include the highly-anticipated Vaadivaasal starring Suriya under Kalaipuli S. Thanu's V Creations banner. He will also be doing two films for producer Elred Kumar's RS Infotainment - one reuniting him with Dhanush for the fifth time and the next being an adaptation of late lyricist and poet Na. Muthukumar's Pattamboochi Virpavan poem, which will introduce comedian Soori as a hero. Vetri Maaran also revealed that he is looking to team up with 'Thalapathy' Vijay for a film, a combination fans have wanted for a long time, with the statement since then raising expectations for the project to grand heights.
First Cut of Vetri Maaran's Vada Chennai - director's latest tweet goes viral!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 07:00 PM
Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap is someone who has a great admiration and love for Tamil films and he has always vouched for quality movies made here. Infact, Anurag had a thanks card dedicated to directors Bala, Sasikumar and Ameer in the beginning of his film, Gangs Of Wasseypur. Having said that, the acclaimed filmmaker took to his Twitter space to post a tweet which has now excited the fans. Anurag Kashyap tweeted saying that he found the first cut version of Vetri Maaran’s Vada Chennai in his library and this update has made the fans go crazy.
Vada Chennai was released amidst huge expectations and the film has a cult status among the Tamil audience who are waiting for the second part. It is a known fact that Vetri Maaran’s first cut of Vada Chennai was close to 4 hours of runtime and it was specially shown to a few important directors across the country. It looks like Anurag Kashyap still has the copy of it. Anurag Kashyap also added that he is searching for the uncut version of Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s debut film, Aaranya Kaandam which has a special fan base.
Anurag’s tweet read, “In cleaning up my library found an uncut avid dump of 150 minutes “No Smoking”, alternate cut of “Bombay Velvet”, extended “Black Friday” and clean subtitled “Paanch”. All dumped from Avid . And Paanch a beta dump. uff.. Also found “Videokaaran”, First Cut of @VetriMaaran’s “Vada Chennai” , subtitled “Subramaniapuram”.. uncensored french release of “Titli” and searching for the uncut “Aranya Kandam”.
Seeing this tweet, the fans are requesting director Vetri Maaran to release the first cut of Vada Chennai on the internet through some streaming platforms. This request is being placed by the fans in regular intervals, but one does not know if it will be addressed by the makers of Vada Chennai.
Vetri Maaran currently has three big projects lined up - one with Soori under the production of RS Infotainment, Vaadivaasal with Suriya under the production of Kalaipuli S Thanu and another untitled film with Dhanush for RS Infotainment. Vetri Maaran is one of the most wanted directors in the country, especially after the blockbuster success of Asuran and let us hope that he continues to deliver us some more cult classics. For now, check out Anurag Kashyap’s tweet about Vada Chennai and Aaranya Kaandam below:
In cleaning up my library found an uncut avid dump of 150 minutes “No Smoking”, alternate cut of “Bombay Velvet”, extended “Black Friday” and clean subtitled “Paanch”. All dumped from Avid . And Paanch a beta dump. 🤓🤓uff— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) August 13, 2020
Also found “Videokaaran”, First Cut of @VetriMaaran ’s “Vada Chennai” , subtitled “Subramaniapuram”.. uncensored french release of “Titli” and searching for the uncut “Aranya Kandam”..— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) August 13, 2020
Asuran and Vada Chennai Cinematographer Velraj joins ISC - wishes pour in!
By Arvind Sundaram | Galatta | 04:33 PM
Ace cinematographer Velraj is known for his works in films like Polladhavan, Aadukalam, Engeyum Eppodhum, 3, Ethir Neechal, Velai Illa Pattathaari, Power Paandi, Kadaikutty Singam, Vada Chennai, and the recent blockbuster Asuran. He is considered to be one of the most renowned technicians in Tamil cinema. Recognizing his distinguished works, Velraj has now been officially approved as one of the members of Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC), a highly reputed association for cinematographers. The members, who are part of this society will have the suffix of ISC in their names in film credits.
Having said that, we can expect Velraj to be credited as Velraj ISC in his upcoming movies. Talking about ISC, this association was founded in 1995 and its membership is given to cinematographers based on their distinguished filmography works. Acclaimed Tamil cinematographers like P.C.Sreeram, Santosh Sivan, Ravi K Chandran and K.V.Anand are already a part of ISC and now, Velraj is the latest addition from Tamil cinema.
Apart from Velraj, acclaimed cinematographer Chezhiyan (Thenmerku Paruvakaatru, Paradesi, Tolet fame) has also been added to the ISC association. We, at Galatta Media, congratulates and sends our best wishes to Velraj and Chezhiyan on this big feat. Velraj has two biggies in his lineup - Jyotika’s untitled next, directed by Era Saravanan and Saravana Stores Legend Saravanan’s debut film, directed by JD -Jerry.
— Sathish (@actorsathish) May 29, 2020
KGF: Chapter 2 gets Vada Chennai actor - check out who it is!
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 01:29 PM
A massive blockbuster in Kannada cinema last year, the first installment in the two-part series, K.G.F: Chapter 1, has gone on to attain a huge fan following with all sights now set on K. G. F: Chapter 2. Director Prashanth Neel is helming the sequel as well after the astounding success of the first film and once again under Vijay Kiragandur’s Hombale Films banner with KGF: Chapter 1’s lead star, Yash, reprising his role as Raja Krishnappa Bairya "Rocky" and Srinidhi Shetty playing the female lead. With production for KGF: Chapter 2 already underway for quite sometime now, actor Saran Shakti, who played Aishwarya Rajesh’s younger brother in Dhanush’s Vada Chennai, has now been cast in a major supporting role in the upcoming sequel with the news being announced on his Twitter page. Saran Sakthi played an important role in Vada Chennai appearing as Dhanush’s brother-in-law while also being seen in a few crucial moments in the film.
KGF: Chapter 2 has sky-high expectations ever since the first film became a raging box office success with Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt since being announced to be playing the much-hyped Adheera character, who he revealed is extremely dangerous and is just as threatening and menacing as the Thanos character in the Avengers films. Just as with KGF: Chapter 1, we can expect the sequel to be dubbed in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam languages as well.
First ever statement about Vada Chennai 3 - massive spoiler
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 09:20 PM
One of the most celebrated films in actor Dhanush’s career, Vada Chennai, released last year was helmed by National Award-winning director Vetrimaaran under the Wunderbar Films banner. Featuring an electrifying background score and songs by Santhosh Narayanan, the action gangster crime drama was announced to be the first installment in what is a planned trilogy with Dhanush himself a few days back issuing an official statement that Vada Chennai 2 is definitely on. That said, actor and director Samuthirakani during an interview with Galatta for his upcoming film, Kolanji, revealed, “My character, Guna, will be getting killed towards the end of Vada Chennai 2 as a result of a revenge attack,”.
Samuthirakani further added, “My appearance in Vada Chennai 3 depends on director Vetrimaaran and his own plans for the character. As of now, I don’t know when the shooting for Vada Chennai 2 will begin, but I will be present whenever he calls me. Even if he calls me tomorrow, I will stop all my other works and head to the shooting spot,”.
During the audio launch of the first film last year, it was revealed that around 20 percent of Vada Chennai 2 had already been shot, before Dhanush and director Vetrimaaran shifted gears to work on their upcoming project, Asuran, coming out in October. It now remains to be seen when the second installment will commence filming considering Dhanush has a packed lineup in the days ahead that include films with directors RS Durai Senthilkumar, Karthik Subbaraj, Pariyerum Perumal filmmaker Mari Selvaraj, Ramkumar of Ratsasan fame and a venture with his own brother, Selvaraghavan.
You can check out Samuthirakani talk about Vada Chennai's sequels and more in the video below:
Dhanush's breaking statement on Vada Chennai 2!
By Aarthi | Galatta | 09:24 PM
Dhanush had 2 releases last year, that includes Maari 2 and Vada Chennai. Amongst them Vada Chennai was a critically acclaimed movie, and the first amongst the trilogy as announced. Recently the news that the sequel of the movie, Vada Chennai 2 has been shelved was doing rounds on the internet. Dhanush once and for all shut down all the rumors about the movie, stating that, "Don’t know what caused this confusion among my fans. Vadachennai part 2 is very much on , Unless you see any official confirmation from my Twitter handle please do not believe in rumours regarding any project of mine. Thank you. Love you." Check out the official clarification tweet!
Don’t know what caused this confusion among my fans. Vadachennai part 2 is very much on , Unless you see any official confirmation from my Twitter handle please do not believe in rumours regarding any project of mine. Thank you. Love you.— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) July 15, 2019
The movie had a non-linear narration with a huge star cast comprising Dhanush, Ameer, Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajessh, Samuthirakani, Kishore, Pawan, Daniel Balaji, Radha Ravi and Subramaniyam Siva among the many others.Vada Chennai was bankrolled by Dhanush's Wunderbar Films and Lyca Productions, that had Santhosh Narayanan's music and Velraj's cinematography.
Vada Chennai was scripted in the beginning of 2000s and was initially narrated for STR.
Breaking: First Big News On Vada Chennai 2!
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 12:24 PM
Dhanush's Vada Chennai which hit the screens on October 17th in a grand manner lived up to his expectation and became a huge hit. The movie has become a successful one and fans are eagerly waiting for the second part of the movie. We already know Vada Chennai 2 is going to be a perfect sequel and every character from the first part will also be carrying on their role in the second part and will eventually be directed by Vetri Maaran.
Vada Chennai was made under the banner of Dhanush's Wunderbar Films and Lyca Productions. And now as a breaking change up, sources close to us has revealed that the second installment of the venture will be produced by Kalaipuli S Thaanu's V Creations. Thaanu has produced big films like Rajinikanth's Kabali and Vijay's Theri and the production house is known for its grandeur promotion strategies. With the collaboration, fans could expect Dhanush Vada Chennai 2 to be on a bigger scale.
(VIDEO): Vada Chennai - The Real Madras
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 05:06 PM
Now, as announced earlier, we bring to you an exclusive special documentary titled "VADACHENNAI - The Real Madras", which can be seen below on our Galatta YouTube channel.
New Scenes Added In Vada Chennai
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 09:48 AM
With glorious reviews pouring in for Vetrimaaran’s Vada Chennai, the gangster action drama is at present the toast of the town with a double thumbs up from fans and critics alike.
That said, the film had been embroiled in a controversy after a love-making scene featuring Ameer and Andrea in a boat in the middle of the ocean had hurt the sentiments of the people belonging to the fisherman community since the boats and catamarans are sacred to them.
Now, the Vada Chennai team has released an official statement informing the specific scene in the film has been removed and replaced with two other scenes of Ameer and Andrea.
Vada Chennai produced by Wunderbar Films in association with Lyca Productions and music by Santhosh Narayanan also includes Dhanush, Aishwarya Rajesh, Samuthirakani, Daniel Balaji, Kishore, Pawan among others in starring roles.
Exclusive: Watch VADA CHENNAI 'The Real Madras' Video Here!
By Ashwin | Galatta | 08:56 PM
The makers, Wunderbar Films are doing some great work with the online promotions for the past few weeks. The whole Galatta team is proud to have shot a beautiful video about North Madras. Check out the video of ‘Vada Chennai - The Real Madras’ on YouTube here.