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Vada Chennai | Gangsters From North Chennai

Cast & Crew:

Production: Lyca Productions, Wunderbar Films

Cast: Aishwarya Rajesh, Andrea Jeremiah, Daniel Balaji, Dhanush, Kishore, Samuthirakani

Story, Screenplay & Direction: Vetri Maaran

Music: Santhosh Narayanan


Brief Review:

Vada chennai begins in 1987 with an fallout of a horrible murder, where the killers Guna( Samuthirakani), Senthil( Kishore) , Velu (Pavan) and Pazhani(Deena) are planning how to take over the business now as they have killed their leader. Due to few arguments and misunderstanding they break their bond and they become as rival gangs waiting to kill each other when they have a chance.

Cut to the year 2000 we are introduced to Anbu (Danush) a young Carrom champ who lands up in prison over a minor scuffle with one of Guna’s men. As the prison is divide between Guna and Senthil’s gang, Anbu must win over Senthil’s goodwill to save himself and he does. During a clash in jail between Guna’s and Senthil’s gang, while Guna was fighting for himself, Anbu stabs Guna from behind. Why did he try to kill Guna? How Anbu’s life goes through ups and downs and how he finally understands what really is his destiny, is the rest of the story.


The narrative of Vetri Maaran goes back and forth between years adding details to each character and their motives and who they in the epic drama which is said to be written as two parts. Vetri Maaran as a crafted story teller brings the audience under a spell with well written and executed film. It’s not just Dhanush who excels in his character, almost every actor gets into the character and lived as the character.

Every technical department from production design to cinematography do their part and bring this drama to success. Music by Santhosh Narayanan is top notch.The only flaw is that is at some point not all the audience can keep track of the back and forth switching between years of the story, it takes time sync in. Violence and unmuted vulgure words makes it unwatchable to the family audiences.

Our Rating: 4.5/5

Audience Rating:

Vada Chennai | Gangsters From North Chennai
5 (100%) 4 votes

Reason for Rating:

Violence and unmuted vulgure words makes it unwatchable to the family audiences.


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