Produced by Vels Film International, Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu, is directed by Gautham Menon and written by Jeyamohan.
Last Updated: 06.36 PM, Sep 16, 2022
Neeraj Madhav, who rose to fame with The Family Man, made his Tamil film debut in Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu (VTK), which hit the screens on September 15. The actor plays Sreedharan, a young man from Kerala who relocates to Mumbai in search of a job. The character played by Neeraj is as challenging as Muthu, played by Simbu.
Neeraj did more than act; he also wrote and sang a rap for a significant scene in VTK. The actor-singer received a tonne of accolades for his captivating performance within the brief amount of screen time and the ecstatic rap sequence soon after the movie's release.
Taking to Instagram, Neeraj revealed how he got the opportunity to sing in the AR Rahman musical.
He wrote, "Manifest, and dreams do come true! I was trying so hard to keep this to myself, those who watched VTK would already know, but now I can tell the world! During my speech at VTK audio launch, I happened to sing a verse dedicated to AR Rahman in front of him. The next thing I know, I'm sitting with the legend himself in his studio and making this track. True fanboy moment! Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu is in theatres now. My Tamil debut as an actor and a rapper."
VTK featured Siddhi Iddhani, Radikaa Sarathkumar, Siddique, and Appukutty, among others.
In an interview with a leading English daily, Gautham Menon said, "Jeyamohan and I never discussed Muthu's body language, but Simbu chose to portray him in a particular way, which I adored. We won't discuss who he learned such mannerisms from right now. He picked them up in real life. We combined that with some of the information I provided, such as how some guys from the South have this habit of wiping their hands inside their pockets after eating, which I noticed among some of my college friends in Keeranur (a town close to Trichy)."
Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu has a compelling plot, but how much one interacts with the film depends on how much they are willing to invest in the brand-new universe Gautham built, read the OTTplay review.
Once the film completes its theatrical run, the Simbu-starrer will be available on Amazon Prime Video.