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Anurag Kashyap reviews Viduthalai Part 1: Vetrimaaran is India's best

Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has given a glowing review for Vetrimaaran's latest directorial outing Viduthalai Part 1. 

Anurag Kashyap reviews Viduthalai Part 1: Vetrimaaran is India's best
Soori and Vijay Sethupathi in a still from Viduthalai

Last Updated: 11.57 PM, Apr 07, 2023


Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is an avid watcher of movies. And especially he never misses the films made in the south by a set of his favourite directors. And National Award-winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran is defiantly at the top of his list of favourite directors. Anurag has given a rave review for director Vetrimaaran's latest directorial outing Viduthalai Part 1. 

In his review on Letterboxd, Anurag wrote, "Very powerful film, superb performances across board , the best opening shot I’ve seen in the longest time .. looking forward to part 2 .. Vetrimaran is our best (sic)." 

Anurag credits Tamil cinema for inspiring him to make rooted movies. It's worth noting that it was the 2008 cult Tamil film Subramaniapuram that inspired him to make the Gangs of Wasseypur series in 2012. 

Viduthalai Part 1 is based on writer B Jeyamohan's short story Thunaivan. However, Vetrimaaran has developed that idea into a five-hour movie and he has split it into two parts. The first part was released in cinemas last week with good reviews. 


"With Viduthalai, Vetri Maaran is completely in his zone and delves into police brutality, caste discrimination and abuse of power with finesse. The film leaves you shaken and triggered, as it should be. Viduthalai scores on all corners, be it the plot, narration, background score, acting performances, cinematography and not to forget, the filmmaking. A brilliant film from the Vetri Maaran stable!," wrote the reviewer for OTTplay

Some have also opined that this movie was not the best work of Vetrimaaran compared to his previous films. However, all of them who have watched the movie seem to be eager to watch the second part too. 

Viduthalai stars Vijay Sethupathi and Soori in the lead roles. 

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