The makers of Vada Chennai, as promised, have removed a controversial scene from the movie and in its place have added two other scenes. This follows objections raised by members of the fishing community in Chrnnai.
Vada Chennai, directed by Vetrimaran, is a gangster drama that speaks about the lives of the people of North Chennai.
Members of the fishing community in North Chennai objected to a scene which shows Andrea Jeremiah and Ameer celebrating their first night in a boat in the middle of the ocean. The community claimed that the boat and catamarans were sacred to them and hence the scene hurt their sentiments.
Vetrimaran, through a video statement, apologized saying it was never his intention to cause grievance to any community. He promised to take down the scenes in ten days’ time. Sticking to his word, he removed the scene and replaced it with two others featuring the same set of actors.
Dhanush who headlines the cast plays the role of a carrom player who dreams about playing at the national level. Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh, Ameer, Samuthirkani, Kishore and Daniel Balaji also star in the film.
Produced under the banner of Dhanush’s Wunderbar Studios, the movie has been garnering praise from all quarters. Santhosh Narayanan has scored the music for the movie while Vetrimaran’s regular collaborator Velraj has handled the camera.
The film marks Vetrimaran’s third collaboration with Dhanush. Initially, the director had made his debut with the actor in 2007’s Polladhavan. The director-actor duo won national awards in their respective categories for their 2011 movie Aadukalam.
Vetrimaran’s previous movie Visaranai was India’s official entry for Oscars. The movie was also screened at the Venice Film Festival.