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Yaanai will be a pucca commercial mass entertainer, says Arun Vijay

Yaanai is Arun Vijay's 33rd film, as an actor. So, the first look poster of the film was launched by 33 celebrities, including Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap, Vijay Sethupathi, Keerthy Suresh and Arya.

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Last Updated: 12.00 AM, Jun 12, 2022

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Yaanai will be a pucca commercial mass entertainer, says Arun Vijay
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It is well-known that Yaanai, featuring Arun Vijay in the lead, will hit the screens on June 17. Directed by Hari, who's known for action-oriented masala films like Saamy, Vel and the Singam franchise, Yaanai is being released as Enugu, in Telugu, as well. The rights of the action entertainer have been acquired by CH Satish Kumar of Vigneswara Entertainments. While Priya Bhavani Shankar plays the female lead, Raadhika Sarathkumar, Samuthirakani, KGF-fame Ram, Ammu Abhirami and Yogi Babu will be seen in key roles.

Arun Vijay says he had to bring out the authenticity in the southern dialect in Yaanai, which he felt was quite challenging. And, he's back in a rural-based film, after a long time. “This will be a pucca commercial mass entertainer. My role in Yaanai is completely different in Agni Siragugal, where I sport a stylish makeover,” he smiles.

Yaanai is Arun Vijay's 33rd film, as an actor. So, the first look poster of the film was launched by 33 celebrities, including Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap, Vijay Sethupathi, Keerthy Suresh and Arya. Shot in and around Palani, Chennai, Karaikudi and Tuticorin, Yaanai, has music by GV Prakash and cinematography by Gopinath. The film will stream on Zee5, after its four-week theatrical run. 

Initially, Prakash Raj was signed up for Yaanai. Since he had a shoulder injury, his role went to Samuthirakani.

Apart from these films, the actor has Borrder (a spy thriller), and Haridas-fame GNR Kumaravelan-directorial Sinam, in the pipeline. The latter marks his return to a cop role after Kuttram 23 in 2017. 

In Borrder, Arun Vijay plays Aravind Chandrashekar, who is a part of the Defence Intelligence Agency. With music by Sam CS of Saani Kaayidham-fame, the film has cinematography by B Rajasekar and editing by Sabu Joseph. While Stefy Patel plays Arun Vijay's romantic interest, Regina Cassandra is essaying a role with multiple shades. The trailer of Borrder was a hit on social media.

Borrder marks director Arivazhagan and Arun Vijay's second film together after the hit thriller, Kuttram 23.

Arun Vijay's latest release was Oh My Dog, which streams on Amazon Prime Video. He said in an interview with Cinema Express, “A light-hearted film like Oh My Dog served as a welcome break for me. This was a much-needed relief because I had to underplay a lot!”

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