National Award winning director Vetrimaaran has revealed in an interview to Ananda Vikatan that he had plans to make Vada Chennai right after the release of his debut film Polladhavan but because of budget constraints, he postponed it.
Vetrimaaran also hinted that the budget of Vada Chennai is around 60cr but despite knowing the fact that his market value is Rs 45cr, Dhanush came forward to produce it. Both Dhanush and Vetrimaaran are planning to release the film in three parts and the first part will hit the screens in June.
In Vada Chennai, Dhanush plays Anbu, an aspiring carom player who wants achieve big in National level competitions. In the first part, Dhanush’s life from age 15 to 30 has been captured by Vetrimaaran. The director says the effort Dhanush has put in for Vada Chennai is unparalleled, the actor even worked in two commercial films to afford the budget of the film.
Andrea’s character name in the film is Chandra, she is the only actor who wasn’t changed right from the inception of the script. Vetrimaaran says Andrea has given her lifetime effort for her character Chandra and on working with Aishwarya Rajesh whose character name is Padma, the director says only after working with the Kaaka Muttai actress, he understood the setback he faced by roping in non-Tamil speaking actresses in the past.
The film also has a political angle but it will not overshadow the script and its characters. Vetrimaaran also says his film doesn’t have any hero and villain, all the actors have only lived as respective characters.