National award-winning director Vetrimaaran’s Vada Chennai has hit screens worldwide amid huge expectations. The film has already received positive reviews from its world premiere at the Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival. The first part of the three-part gangster drama was in production for more than two years and has been made on a huge budget. Actor Danush has bankrolled the movie and has also essayed the lead role in it.
In the past, Dhanush and director Vetri Maaran have delivered blockbuster hits like Polladhavan and Aadukalam. For the third time, the duo has joined hands for a riveting gangster drama titled Vada Chennai.
As the title suggests, the film will chronicle the life of Dhanush (who plays Anbu in the film) in North Chennai. From the first look posters to the trailer, everything screams of the 80s and takes us on a nostalgic trip to the retro era.
Vada Chennai’s premise has been in Vetri Maaran’s mind since 2006. But, it took over 5 years for him to assemble an ensemble cast and commence the film’s shooting. After two years in the making, Vada Chennai is all set to hit the theatres on October 17.
The cast of Vada Chennai includes Dhanush, Ameer, Aishwarya Rajesh, Andrea Jeremiah, Samuthirakani, Daniel Balaji and Kishore in prominent roles.
The film received widespread acclaim from critics as it portrayed the daily life of the people of North Madras. But a recent video from a group of men from North Madras who watched Vetri Maaran’s Vada Chennai says that the film is completely portrays their origin in a wrong way.
In the video we can see the group of men saying “We have just now watched the movie Vada Chennai in Idreams. Vetri Maran’s whole motivation is to show Vada Chennai in a wrong way. Why are you showing as our people are always holding a knife? Likewise they have humiliated the lifestyle of our Fishermen society. They shot the film in our place and showed us in a wrong way. They are showing like we are using our boats to kidnap police and steal, why don’t you show how we work using our boats?” asks the man in the middle.
“We are trying hard to gain good name in the society but you are easily labeling us in a wrong way. Vteri Maaran sir, you can earn money through lot of contents but don’t misuse our name” he added.
They also said that the women of North Madras are portrayed in a wrong way. “Our women don’t speak bad language in public even in home. Through everything including dressing we are trying our level best to gain good name in the society but you are degarding us” said the young man.
They also expressed their disappointment towards the scene where Ameer and Andrea celebrates their first night scene in the boat in a song sequence. Several videos similar to the above did rounds in Social media it seems. They said that they never used their boats to do such things. Meanwhile director of the film Vetrimaran has released a video in which he apologizes to the people of Vada Chennai.
He says “We never intended to hurt the emotions of any particular group of people. I can see the posts of people who belong to fishery community about their emotions being hurt, Particularly the scene where first night takes place. We have decided to delete the scene and started to work on it. We have sent in to the censor board, it will be deleted within 7 to 10 working days” the director said in the video.
“In Vada Chennai 2 & 3, we will only try to register the life source of the people belong there and we will try to portray how they emerge in various fields including education and sports. We are deeply apologizing if any character or scene hurt the feelings of any particular region” he added.