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Vetri Maaran’s Next With Suriya Titled ‘Vaadi Vaasal’

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After much speculation about who would be directing actor Suriya‘s next, his 40th, Kalaipuli S Thanu took to Twitter in December 2019 to announce that director Vetri Maaran will be helming the film. After bankrolling Dhanush starrer Asuran, Thanu’s V Creations will once again associate with the director for this film.

On Saturday, Vetri Maaran announced at the Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards that the makers have acquired the rights of CS Chellapa’s Vaadi Vaasal novel, which deals with jallikattu. Following this, it was confirmed that the film has been titled the same although no official announcement was made by the production house.

Vetri Maaran is known for his knack of adapting novels into films. Some of his previous films like Aadukalam (2011) and Asuran (2019) were also based on novels, the former loosely based on Alex Haley’s Roots and the latter based on writer Poomani’s Vekkai. Visaranai (2016) was also based on M Chandrakumar a.k.a Auto Chandran’s novel Lock Up.

Read: Eight Minutes With Vetri Maaran: ‘When You’re Trying To Adapt Something From A Written Work, What You Should Ignore Is Very Important’

His previous film Asuran was critically acclaimed and appreciated by audiences as well. He won the ‘Best Director’ award for the same at the Ananda Vikatan Awards 2019 and Zee Cine Awards Tamil 2020. The film was also screened at the 17th Chennai International Film Festival last December.

Meanwhile, the director also has another film starring comedian Soori in his pipeline. The untitled film will be bankrolled by Elred Kumar‘s RS Infotainment.

Watch the trailer of Asuran here:

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