Vetrimaaran is a well-known Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He is well-known for his realism, social commentary, and deadly filmmaking technique. Vetrimaaran’s films have received both critical acclaim and financial success, as they frequently tackle difficult issues and investigate the lives of marginalised people in society. He first studied Mechanical Engineering but soon discovered his passion for filmmaking. The Loyola department of visual communications offered him a television presentation elective course. Upon completing that, he began his cinematic career as an assistant director to director Balu Mahendra. He obtained great expertise and information about filmmaking techniques and storytelling during this time.
Vetrimaaran made his directorial debut in 2007 with “Polladhavan,” starring Dhanush. The film was a commercial success and earned favourable reviews for its realistic depiction of urban life and study of human emotions. His second film, “Aadukalam” (2011), however, garnered him significant exposure and critical acclaim. Six National Film Awards were given to the film, including Best Director for Vetrimaaran.
Another notable triumph for Vetrimaaran was the film “Vada Chennai” (2018), a crime drama set in North Chennai. The film gained worldwide recognition for its captivating narrative, dramatic acting, and realistic representation of gangsterism, starring Dhanush. Vetrimaaran is also well-known for his work with actor Dhanush. Besides “Polladhavan,” “Aadukalam,” and “Vada Chennai,” they have collaborated on the film “Asuran” (2019), which is based on Poomani’s novel of the same name. “Asuran” was a commercial and critical success, collecting multiple awards and honours.
His recent release was “Viduthalai Part 1″ starring Soori as the main lead. This was the first film for Soori as main lead. Vetrimaaran makes sure to tell the audience a gut-wrenching story of a community, persecution, and how people fight back to gain what is rightfully theirs. Vetrimaaran’s “Vidhuthalai Part 1” tells the story of people from scheduled castes and tribes who are constantly pressured to give up their land. To ensure that this does not happen again, they have a hero who defends them and encourages them to fight back.
Vetrimaaran’s films stand out by their raw and real portrayal of social themes, fascinating characters, and strong storytelling. He is noted for his meticulous attention to screenplay development, cinematography, and performances. Vetrimaaran is widely considered as one of the most skilled as well as significant directors in Tamil cinema. His films have received widespread acclaim for their aesthetic merit and ability to illuminate social issues while captivating audiences. Vetrimaaran’s distinct vision and narrative abilities continue to push the frontiers of Tamil cinema and make an indelible mark on the industry.
In that case, after the success of “Viduthalai Part 1″, he is continuing the shoots of “Viduthalai Part 2″. The director has revealed some huge announcement in his recent interview. “Vaadivaasal” which is the first movie from the collaboration of Vetrimaaran and Suriya is one of the most anticipated movie. Vetrimaaran puts a full stop for overwhelming questions about “Vaadivaasal”. The official announcement of the film was made few years ago and a test shoot also took place few months back as well.
According to Vetrimaaran, preproduction work for “Vaadivaasal” is already happening in London. The full performance of the bulls with Suriya has been digitalised and transmitted to high-end computers. The process of developing robotic bulls for use in tough shots will start soon. In terms of filming, he stated that he will begin his ambitious project as soon as his “Viduthalai 2” starring Vijay Sethupathi and Soori is completed.
Vetrimaaran was also asked about if there is any chances of witnessing a combo of Vetrimaaran and Thalapathy Vijay since, Vijay has quoted one of the famous dialogue from “Asuran” which speaks about the importance of education during an event organized by “Vijay Makkal Iyakkam“. Vetrimaaran stated that he and Vijay have spoken multiple times and Vijay is ready to work with him. He went on to say that once he finishes his current commitments, he will approach Vijay and that they will absolutely collaborate in the future if the perfect story comes up.
The director further hinted that fans can expect ‘Vada Chennai 2‘ starring Dhanush soon once he finish “Vaadivaasal“. Vetrimaaran’s next film will be “Vaadivaasal” with Suriya, and he will reunite with Dhanush for the fifth time. So, Vetrimaaran’s film featuring Vijay could be released in 2024 or 2025.