Making of Vettaiyadu Vilaiyadu
villaiyadu has been in the news ever since
it was announced, for the right and - some
wrong - reasons. Touted as the sequel to
director Gowtham’s smash hit Kakka
kakka, the film has been having a bumpy
ride in production. Major portion of the
film has been completed with shooting held
in the USA and our own Singara Chennai.
Some segments were recently shot in Madurai.
The cop story is slated for release on Tamil
New Year’s Day
Gowtham does not tire of singing paeans
to Kamal Hassan’s legendary talent.
He is extremely delighted with Kamal’s
body language and mannerism as the brisk
sleuth. Gowtham feels that Kamal is a walking
talking motion picture academy and everyone
can learn something new from him. Initially,
the movie was planned to be shot in summer.
But, after sorting out some problems, when
they landed in the US for the shoot it was
winter. It took five days for the crew to
adjust to the local climate. Shooting went
on at a hectic pace – up to 18 hours
per day! There is a thrilling helicopter
chase and the chopper’s pilot has
worked earlier in famous projects like Spider
Man, Independence Day etc. The film’s
cinematography has captured the beauty of
New York’s skyline at night.
Kamal has been lucky(once again!) to work
with two beautiful ladies. He romances Jothika
in the US and has Kamalini Mukherjee doing
the rounds in the Chennai segment. Kamalini
is just a couple of films old in Tamil and
Telugu and she readily agreed to work in
Vettaiyadu, only because it had Kamal.
Almost 70% of the film has
been completed including two songs, which
were shot in the US. Two more songs are
likely to be shot here
story line of the movie is quite interesting.
Kamal is a police officer who is hot on
the chase of a dreaded international criminal,
whom he tracks down in the US. The film
tells the obstacles faced by the hero in
bringing the criminal to book and how he
succeeds in his mission. Gowtham assures
that the film has all commercial elements
and the viewers would get to see a youthful
Kamal in trendy outfits.
The film was launched by Kaja Moideen under
his Roja Combines banner. Then he backed out
after the suicide attempt and the project
was taken over by Seventh Channel. Narayanan
of the production house is confident that
Vettaiyadu will be a blockbuster thanks to
the story telling skills of director Gowtham,
who has a finger on the pulse of the audience.
Well, we are sure that Vettaiyadu will be
one of the landmarks in Tamil cinema.