Last year, Vetrimaaran had said he was developing a prequel to Vada Chennai, as a web series.
Last Updated: 08.08 PM, Aug 01, 2022
Vetrimaaran, who has previously collaborated with Dhanush, on films such as Polladhavan, Aadukalam, Vada Chennai, and Asuran, will once again direct the actor. The director was asked if Vada Chennai 2 was in the works during the audio launch of Dhanush's upcoming film Thiruchitrambalam, which was attended by many celebrities. The award-winning filmmaker stated that after his upcoming line-up of projects, he will work with Dhanush again on a film, though he did not specify whether it will be a sequel to their 2018 hit, Vada Chennai.
Notably, the sequel was planned to be turned into a web series, and Vetri wanted to make a prequel for the film called Rajan Vagaiyara, which will be based on the life of Ameer's character. Vada Chennai featured Aishwarya Rajesh, Ameer, Andrea Jeremiah, Kishore, Samuthirakani and Daniel Balaji, in important roles.
Initially, Vada Chennai (streaming on Hotstar) was announced as a gangster trilogy by Vetrimaaran. In an interview, he said, Vada Chennai 2 needs a big budget, adding he would need a minimum of two years to make the project.
Vetrimaaran's last theatrical release was Asuran, which was declared a box office success. Speaking to a leading English daily, the director said, a film's mainstream success is extremely important. "If the idea puts me in a socially responsible frame of mind, I'll want to work on it. Given how long it takes me to make a film, I only pursue ideas that allow me to grow as a person, both personally and socially, he added.
Dhanush, in the success meet of Asuran, spoke about his bond with Vetrimaaran, whose upcoming directorial ventures include Viduthalai (featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Soori) and Vaadivaasal (headlined by Suriya). "Balu Mahendra sir saw us as his sons, and we've been brothers ever since!" It's no secret that the filmmaker-actor duo have complimented each other’s growth in the industry over these years.
Meanwhile, Dhanush has films like Naane Varuven, Vaathi and Captain Miller in different stages of production. Following in the footsteps of Prime Video, it is now Netflix's turn to create its own cinematic universe. The Gray Man, starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Dhanush and Ana de Armas, will be the starting point for this new onscreen world. A sequel and a spin-off have already been announced. Available since July 22, this one has reached the top 10 most viewed movies on the streaming platform in 92 countries.