The film, directed by Bala, has Arun Vijay and Roshni Prakash in the lead
The much-awaited first-look poster from director Bala's Vanangaan is here. The makers had announced that the first look would be out at 10 am on September 25 and the poster got dropped on social media as planned. The film stars Arun Vijay and Roshni Prakash in the lead.
An intriguing poster
The poster, which is in a grey tone, paints an intriguing picture of Arun Vijay slathered in cement or mud. He is also seen holding a sculpture of Lord Ganesh in one hand and social reformer Periyar's sculpture on the other. The poster has now become the talk of the town due to the contrasting sculptures. Taking to his social media handle, Arun Vijay wrote, "Privileged to be wielded by the master craftsman, Director @IyakkunarBala sir himself, here it is!! Excited and humbled to share the first look of #Vanangaan with you all (sic)."
Arun Vijay replaced Suriya
The film, which initially had Suriya on board, went for a star cast rejig after the Soorarai Pottru actor opted out of the film. Bala released an official statement in which he stated that he wished to make a film titled Vanangaan with Suriya, but since certain changes were made to the script, he was apprehensive whether the story would suit Suriya.
He added in the statement, " I didn't want to let down my younger brother who believes in me and respects me so much. So, after mutual discussion, we have both decided to let Suriya off the film. "
The new star cast
Suriya was replaced with Arun Vijay, Krithi Shetty and Mamitha Baiju were replaced by Roshni Prakash. Samuthirakani is also part of the star cast. GV Prakash has been retained as the composer, while Sathish Suriya is handling the editing for the film. Suresh Kamatchi is bankrolling the film.