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Vetrimaaran's Viduthalai, featuring Soori and Vijay Sethupathi, to release in two parts?

Viduthalai, which has music by Ilaiyaraaja, is directed by Vetrimaaran.

Vetrimaaran's Viduthalai, featuring Soori and Vijay Sethupathi, to release in two parts?
Soori-Vetrimaaran, Vijay Sethupathi in Viduthalai/Twitter
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Last Updated: 02.01 AM, Jul 15, 2022

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We had told you that team Viduthalai entered its final leg of filming, where they were shooting on the hills of Sirumalai, for over 50 days. Now, the latest we hear is that the film is likely to be released in two parts. Unconfirmed reports suggest that Vetrimaaran opted for the decision, as he didn't want to tamper with the story, making it shorter. However, we await an official confirmation. Hearsay is that the shooting for both the parts will be completed in one go.

While Vijay Sethupathi’s character is ‘Vaathiyaar’ (mentor), Soori will be the protagonist. Touted to have a screenplay laced with “edge-of-the-seat thriller moments”, Viduthalai has R Velraj on cinematography, Ramar on editing and Peter Hein on the stunt direction. Sources say that Vijay Sethupathi reportedly shot his action sequences without opting for body doubles.

Vijay Sethupathi and Soori in Viduthalai poster
Vijay Sethupathi and Soori in Viduthalai poster

Viduthalai, produced by Elred Kumar of RS Infotainment, is also the first time a Vetrimaaran film will feature music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film has a total of three songs and one of them is sung by Dhanush. Though the actor has sung many popular songs, this is the first time he is singing under the maestro’s composition.

A working still from Viduthalai
A working still from Viduthalai

Notably, Viduthalai, was the title previously used for the 1986-film starring Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth and Vishnuvardhan, in lead roles.

When asked about how Vetrimaaran arrived at his themes, he said, in an interview that there are no criteria except that it should have the potential to grow in him. “I will be living with the idea for at least three years. I take one year to write, another year to film and yet another year to edit and release. So the script should sustain for the duration.”

According to reports published, the shooting of Viduthalai happened in the dense forests of Sathyamangalam, where there was no electricity and telecommunications. Vijay Sethupathi, Vetrimaaran, Soori, Bhavani Sre and the entire crew stayed with the native tribal people during the filming phase.

Soori in Viduthalai
Soori in Viduthalai

Viduthalai shot entirely in Tamil will be dubbed into other Indian languages, and released soon.

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