Auteur Vetrimaaran is probably the only director in Kollywood with a large fan base. The Vada Chennai director had previously crafted a short in the anthology project Paava Kadhaigal. The director is now gearing up for release of his next directorial Viduthalai – Part I. The drama has actor Soori in the lead part, and actor Vijay Sethupathi in a pivotal role. The entertainer is based on a short story written by famous author B. Jeyamohan. The shoot for the first part of Viduthalai was wrapped a couple of months ago, and the shoot for second part was wrapped recently. We had also reported the news. Now, the production unit has unveiled the trailer of Viduthalai – Part I on social media. Actor Vijay Sethupathi himself has shared the trailer. Taking to his official twitter page, the actor shared a poster from the film along with a link to the trailer of Viduthalai – Part I, and wrote, “Vetrimaran’s Viduthalai – Part I trailer. Ilaiyaraaja musical.” Here is the tweet made by the actor.
#VetriMaaran 's #ViduthalaiPart1 trailer ▶️ https://t.co/iCoWwBJyDk@ilaiyaraaja Musical@sooriofficial @elredkumar @rsinfotainment @BhavaniSre @VelrajR @DirRajivMenon @menongautham @jacki_art @GrassRootFilmCo @RedGiantMovies_ @mani_rsinfo @SonyMusicSouth @DoneChannel1 pic.twitter.com/UWr35q219R
— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) March 8, 2023
Two and a half minute trailer opens to a bird’s eye view of a mountain region with a voiceover, “All India radio – news update. Read by Fargunan. Railways authorities have announced that the express train set to arrive this morning from the capital city to Arumapuri has crashed on a bridge.” The scene cuts to a police review meeting, where a cop says, “We’ve performed extra-judicial killings only on grassroot activists until now. Mentor Perumal is their true leader, sir. Unless and until we get hold of him, we cannot curb the rise of the people’s army.” In the visuals we witness a bunch of men ambushing a police vehicle. Then we have a cop announcing, “The state has witnessed a terror attack of unprecedented proportion. Let us discuss that, and only that. Our goal is to capture Perumal, the leader of the people’s army. Dead or alive.” We are shown glimpses of Soori’s life as an intern. And a high-risk stunt performed by the actor. The trailer ends with a captured Vijay Sethupathi, mouthing, “You separate humans upon birth as top, bottom, or middle. Aren’t you the separatists here? We fight for the inclusion of all into society. Are we the separatist?” The trailer has amplified expectations on the drama. An official release date of the movie is expected to be announced soon.
Actor Soori underwent a massive physical transformation to portray his part in Viduthalai. His evolution from starting out as a comedian to play lead hero in auteur Vetrimaaran film has received boundless support, and has inspired many aspiring actors. The actor has depicted the role of a rookie cop in Viduthalai, while actor Vijay Sethupathi has essayed the role of a rebel teacher. Apart from actors Soori and Vijay Sethupathi, Viduthalai – Part I has actress Bhavani Sri playing the female lead part. The casting division of the drama has actors Gautham Vasudev Menon, Ilavarasu, Rajiv Menon, Munnar Ramesh, Chetan, and Saravana Subbiah portraying various other supporting roles. Music director Ilaiyaraaja has scored music for the movie. Ace cinematographer R. Velraj has cranked the camera for the flick. Editor R. Ramar has been roped in to trim the entertainer. Art director Jacki has designed the background for the venture. Stuntman Peter Hein has choreographed action blocks for the flick. The entertainer is produced by Elred Kumar under the production label RS Infotainment. Udhayanidhi Stalin of Red Giant Movies has bought the theatrical rights of the project.
On the work front, actor Soori who was last seen on screens in a cameo role in the comedy drama Prince is currently busy shooting for another lead role in his untitled web series directed by Vikram Sugumaran. On the other hand, actor Vijay Sethupathi who had his last outing in Tamil in Michael is currently busy shooting for his upcoming Hindi film titled Jawan under the direction of story teller Atlee in which he will be associating with actors Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara, for Mumbaikar crafted by director Santhosh Sivan, for Gandhi Talks filmed by Kishor Pandurang Belekar, and for Merry Christmas helmed by film maker Sriram Raghavan.