Vada Chennai - The Teaser Squeezer !
This is no surprise that people are going gaga over Vada Chennai teaser trailer. Of course, after the successes of Pollaathavan and Aadukalam, both gaining critical as well as commercial mass, it is only understandable to expect the Vetri Maaran - Dhanush duo to deliver another sensible and realistic story to the fans, and teaser does not fail keep the audience at the edge of the seat.
Vada Chennai, produced by Dhanush's production house Wunderbar Studios and Lyca Productions. This teaser was released on July 29th, and we'll just squeeze it piece by piece, frame by frame in an attempt to guess what Vada Chennai is going to be about.
It opens with young Dhanush with a funky red shirt, long hair and a carefree mannerism, possibly his beginning days as a gangster. With superlative use of lighting, the only bulb that is atop the carrom board reveals Dhanush's face. Santhosh Narayanan's background score is quite gripping and carries forward the teaser in its entirety, the amount of anticipation rising.
Dhanush is in a room sitting opposite to someone, playing carrom board. In the backdrop, there's someone counting lump sum money- it is possible that this scene would portray illegal betting. Dhanush shakes hands with the person sitting opposite him and he seems to accept the bet quite gladly - might be a fantastic sequence of how Dhanush proves that he's not to be underestimated by winning the bet.
The next frame progresses to reveal Dhanush's name in a big font, the predominant colors being hues of light red, yellow, and dark red. It is visible that much effort has been taken to show that this film would involve a lot of bloodshed and gore.
The revelation of Samudhrakani and Kishore Kumar with their unkempt hair suggests that it has a strong back story as well. Ameer, undoubtedly, seems to be the Alpha heading the wolf pack and there also seems to be some kind of a smuggling/some intense scene happening with a fleet of boats headed by Ameer's, suggesting that he has also grown from rags to riches. In the next frame, Ameer comes hand in hand with Andrea, possibly his wife and leads the pack and they all seem to be happy.
It shows that the director has taken enough time to sketch all the characters and have managed to give them good enough depth.
As the happier side of the gangster's life is established in the first 25 seconds, how would it possibly become a gangster movie if a violent feud or betrayal wasn't involved? The other half of the teaser trailer represents the gore, for the most part.
A little explosion to startle Samudhrakani's car, the next frame revealing a death with a garland filling the lower portion of the frame and Andrea's intense look could possibly mean her husband's death, plotted by Samudhrakani and Daniel Balaji.
After the passing of the titan, it is possible that the group gets split, one headed by Samudhrakani and the other headed by Dhanush and the face/off is going to be fiery.
The dialogue Oruthan Sethaa Mudiyura Sandayaa ka idhu? might be Dhanush conversing with Andrea.Jeikiromo illayo, sanda seirom could be because Dhanush knows that his team is weaker than Samudhrakani's and he's determined that whatever it takes, he is going to go the distance.
Of course, in the midst of this cold war between the two, business always happens - the two second footage cocaine being packaged with the help of a candle is enough to suggest that. It was quite clever placing Dhanush standing at the gate of the jail and Kishore coming out of jail back to back. It is possible that Kishore is Dhanush's ally and Dhanush meets him in the jail.
Dhanush's past love interest is also covered with him kissing Aishwarya Rajesh, and there is a little footage showing Andrea blushing, possibly smitten by Ameer's charm. Radha Ravi is also revealed, bespectacled and he is shown only for a second which leaves us in hopes that he, too, has an interesting character and a plays a pivotal role in the story.
The teaser has it all: happiness, sorrow, love, hate, betrayal, war, strong characters, illegal betting, cocaine, smuggling, power-war and something more typical of a Vetri Maaran's flick: a brutal, harsh reality.