Production banner Five Star Creations announced the project on Wednesday.
— Five star Kathiresan (@5starcreationss) November 4, 2020
Five Star Creations and Vetri Maaran’s Grass Root Film Company will be jointly producing the untitled project. While it has been confirmed that Vetri Maaran will be penning the story and screenplay for the film, the rest of the cast and crew has not yet been announced. The film is expected to commence shooting in 2021 after Pongal.
Kathiresan made his debut as a producer and Vetri Maaran debuted as a director through the film Polladhavan, starring Dhanush and Divya Spandana in the lead. Following their debut, Kathiresan produced Vetri Maaran’s Aadukalam, starring Dhanush and Taapsee Pannu. The film won several awards, including six National Awards. Kathiresan’s Five Star Creations has also bankrolled films including Naiyandi and Jigarthanda.
Vetri Maaran launched his own production company, Grass Root Film Company in 2012 and produced Udhayam NH4, starring Siddharth. He later went on to produce critically acclaimed films like Kakka Muttai and Visaranai.
He is working on Vaadivasal with actor Suriya, based on CS Chellapa’s novel Vaadi Vaasal, which revolves around the sport of jallikattu, a bull-taming sport popular in Tamil Nadu. The first look poster of Vaadivasal was released by Kalaipuli S Thanu, who will be bankrolling the film. GV Prakash Kumar will be composing music, R Velraj will handle cinematography and Jacki is helming art.
Vetri Maaran is also working on Netflix’s anthology film Paava Kadhaigal, along with Gautham Menon, Sudha Kongara and Vignesh Shivan. The four short stories will explore how love, pride and honour influence relationships. The cast includes Anjali, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Hari, Kalidas Jayaram, Kalki Koechlin, Padam Kumar, Prakash Raj, Sai Pallavi, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Simran, among others.