Vada Chennai Movie Review
|Production company||Wunderbar Films|
|Running Time||166 mins|
|Release Date||17th October 2018|
With a long way through the making, say around 3 years, with lots of juggling of schedules and changes in star-cast and technical crew, Vada Chennai finally gets the first instalment among its trilogy hitting screens today. Filmmaker Vetrimaaran, the profoundly celebrated lucky mascot of Dhanush (Polladhavan and Aadukalam) pitches an appropriate premise for him yet again. The story traverses through the phase of 1987-1993-2003. North Chennai and its lifestyle, the clash of the gangsters, the pondering over power and what else? Obviously, how an innocent gets into the picture of crime and his course of life is changed.
Not to miss the jail sequence by the point of intermission, where it is pictured stunningly
There are certain instantaneous brilliant flash points that you tend to notice in Vada Chennai. The strong characterisations crafted by Vetrimaaran. From the lead characters of Dhanush, Andrea Jeremiah to the least of minuscule prominence of Radharavi, everything has found a mammoth scope. There are certain things that are stunningly made. Not to miss the jail sequence by the point of intermission, where it is pictured stunningly. So happens to be another one, which occurs by the prologue and eventually gets revealed by the end. Shedding few more lights on this scene will be a real spoiler. The picturing by Velraj is colossal. Each and every frame in the film is so much extraordinary. Background score by Santhosh Narayanan happens to be slightly disappointing by the first hour, but by second half, there is much more intensity, which enhances the scenes.
Dhanush has outperformed all his movies till the date. He is beyond brilliance and there isn’t anything much to express than this
When it comes to performance Dhanush has outperformed all his movies till the date. He is beyond brilliance and there isn’t anything much to express than this. Andrea Jeremiah is the next one, who instantly gets her best over the screen space. It looks like, she will be having more footage in the second half. Aishwarya Rajesh gets a decent role and she has done a neat work. Samuthirakani, Daniel Balaji, Kishore, Pawan and almost everyone in the film have delivered an overpowering performance. Much more than the drama, there is more importance given to establishment of character, which dominates in many places.
On the whole, Vada Chennai is definitely an unusual piece of work that has its own treatment. Since its first among the crime drama trilogy, more importance goes to the establishment of characterisations.