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5 Years of Vada Chennai: Where and where to watch the Dhanush and Vetri Maaran film

The film, directed by Vetri Maaran, is considered a cult film in the career of the Dhanush

5 Years of Vada Chennai: Where and where to watch the Dhanush and Vetri Maaran film
Dhanush in a still from Vada Chennai

Last Updated: 08.41 PM, Oct 18, 2023


Director Vetri Maaran's Vada Chennai, which hit screens in 2018, recently completed 5 years of release. Ever since the film dropped in theatres, it has gained a strong following among fans, so much so that they have been asking for a sequel. The film is now streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar.

What's Vada Chennai about?
Vada Chennai marks Vetri Maaran's fourth film as a director. The film delves into the socio-political issues faced by the marginalized communities in north Chennai, and sheds light on the power dynamics, corruption, and the struggles faced by people in the underbelly of the city. Dhanush plays Anbu, a skilled carrom player, who involuntarily gets involved in a gang war and is sent to prison.


Star cast and crew
The film has an ensemble star cast comprising Dhanush, Ameer, Samuthirakani, Daniel Balaji, Kishore, Pawan, Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh, Sai Dheena, Pavel Navageethan to name a few. The stellar performances by the stars was one of the highlights of the film. Santhosh Narayanan scored the music. While Velraj handled the cinematography, editing was by GB Venkatesh and R Ramar. The film was bankrolled by Wunderbar Films, Lyca Productions and Grass Root Film Company.

Vetri Maaran's gritty filmmaking
Vetri Maaran, who is known for his hard-hitting filmmaking style, carved a niche for himself with Vada Chennai. His attention to detail and the ability to portray raw narratives made the film stand out from the rest. The strong characters also had a profound impact on the story.

A sequel in the offing
Vetri Maaran had stated during an interaction that a sequel to the film was underway and that Vada Chennai 2 was one of his pet projects. He added that he will begin work on the film after he wraps up all the current projects. Fans have been eagerly awaiting an announcement about the same, even as the director is busy with the sequel to Viduthalai, which stars Soori and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead.

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