Vetri Kondaan, the upcoming Tamil film starring actor Vimal in the lead role, revolves around a YouTuber, says debutant director Veludoss.
Speaking to Silverscreen India, Veludoss adds, “It is a city-based action film, which will be on the lines of Naan Mahaan Alla (2010). The story revolves around the protagonist, who is a YouTuber, and the slew of problems he faces after he captures certain incidents on camera.”
Vimal, who was last seen in the 2020 Tamil romantic comedy film Kanni Raasi, essays the role of YouTuber Vetri, while comedian Sathish plays his friend, the director reveals. “Since Vimal has played many rural-based characters previously, I wanted to cast him in an urban role for a change. He was also up for the role.”
Even though Vetri Kondaan is an action film, it still includes comedy because it features Satish and Vimal, who has previously done comic roles, says the filmmaker. “However, it will be situational humour and not an individual comedy track,” he adds.
Haryana-native Misha Narang plays the female lead in the film, marking her Tamil debut.
Backed by K Annadurai, Vetri Kondaan is written and directed by Veludoss, who has also co-produced it with his brother Kalidoss. The music is composed by Ragav Prasad, and the film features four songs.
The filmmaker notes that he has adopted a linear and “racy” screenplay. “The film is set in Chennai and focuses on the issues that most youngsters face,” he adds.
The film went on floors in February 2020, but shooting came to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Filming was later completed in 2021. It was shot completely in Chennai, in about 49 locations, by cinematographer Rammy.
The post-production work is complete and the film is awaiting certification by the CBFC. As of now, the runtime of Vetri Kondaan, which is edited by Lawrence Kishore, is two hours and 10 minutes, says Veludoss.
The filmmaker adds that the team is planning for an October release in theatres. “The material is apt for the big screen. The film has got friendship, romance, and family sentiment, with a commercial spin, which will work well in theatres.”