Despite the initial excitement, there has been minimal progress on Vaadi Vaasal, raising questions about its development and timeline.
Suriya during the test shoot for Vaadi Vaasal.
Vaadi Vaasal is one of the most-awaited movies in the Tamil film industry. The project has been generating excitement since its announcement several years ago. Despite the initial excitement, there has been minimal progress on the project, raising questions about its development and timeline.
As per the latest reports, Vaadi Vaasal is unlikely to begin anytime soon. Suriya will first finish shooting for director Sudha Kongara's next movie before joining the sets of Vaadi Vaasal.
The project, which has been temporarily titled Suriya 43, is yet to go on the floors. Billed as a period actioner, the film will mark Suriya's second collaboration with Sudha Kongara after Soorarai Pottru. Reportedly based on real-life events, the film also stars Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Fahadh and Vijay Varma in key roles.
It is also said that after completing Sudha's movie, Suriya will shoot simultaneously for Vaadi Vaasal and Karna.
According to reports, Karna will be a big-budget mythological drama, directed by Bollywood filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
In the meantime, Vetrimaaran is busy with the post-production work of Viduthalai Part 2. Although the director has disclosed that the final theatrical cut for the film is yet to be finalized, he has already presented the second part to audiences at the International Film Festival Rotterdam . The screening garnered a positive and enthusiastic response from the viewers.
After the release of Viduthalai 2, Vetrimaaran is expected to dedicate his full time to the pre-production work of Vaadi Vaasal.
There are also reports about Vetrimaaran joining hands with Thalapathy Vijay for a project, which is tentatively titled Thalapathy 69. An official confirmation on the same is, however, awaited.
Thalapathy 69 is said to be the last film in Vijay's career. Vijay recently announced his plans to contest elections in Tamil Nadu through his own political outfit named Tamilaga Vettri Kazhagam, while hinting that Thalapathy 69 would mark the conclusion of his acting career.