Director Vetrimaran appears to be still basking in the glory of the various national awards his latest film ‘Aadukalam’ won. The film, which had Dhanush and newcomer Tapasee Pannu playing lead roles, won for Dhanush his first-ever national award for ‘best actor’. It was also adjudged as the ‘best film’, surprising many critics who though that the ‘best film’ award would go either to ‘Angaadi Theru’ or to Vijay’s ‘Madarasapattinam’.
Vetrimaran, after a long break since the release of his ‘Aadukalam’, is all set to make his next film which would have Simbu in the lead. Sources close to him say that the film would be the story of a ‘don’ which would have North Chennai as its backdrop. Readers might recall that the recent film ‘Aaranyakandam’, starring Bollywood’s Jackie Shroff, also had North Chennai as the backdrop of its script.
The script conceived by Vetrimaran, though, promises to be a different one. Vetrimaran had earlier dealt with vehicle-lifting in graphic detail in his first film a director ‘Polladhavan’. The film, which again had Dhanush in the lead opposite Divya Spandana, did very well and was appreciated for its racy screenplay and crisp dialogues.
Of late, Tamil films have been depicting North Chennai as the ‘den of rowdies’. We have to wait to see whether Vetrimaran’s Simbu-starrer, which is as yet untitled, turns out to be any different!