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Vada Chennai
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A blood-curdling story of revenge, greed and powerplay

VadaChennai, VetriMaaran's first part of the trilogy is an epic slowburner that tells us a blood-curdling story of revenge, greed and powerplay. (more)

Source: Suhansid Srikanth, MovieCrow


'Vada Chennai' is an admirable gangster drama that you can't miss. It'll leave you yearning for the rest of the trilogy.

Vetri Maaran finely crafts this gangster drama with all the aspects of filmmaking at it's best. His 15 year long vision, research and ground work has paid off.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com


The sprawling nature of the narrative and the various events that impact the lives of the numerous characters make Vada Chennai truly an epic.

Vetri Maaran's rich detailing, be it the life in the prison or outside of it, helps us become a part of the story. Anbu is the protagonist, and gets the meatiest scenes. And Dhanush, in a role that has shades of the characters he played in Pudupettai and Aadukalam, gets some whistle-worthy masala mo...(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India


Source: PRasanth, Prashanth


Into the heart of North Madras

Vada Chennai is here to stay even if you like it or not. Watch it for the true gutsy performances of the lead characters and well-researched lifestyle of gangster life in North Madras over the last two decades.(more)

Source: IndiaGlitz , IndiaGlitz.com


Watch it for its gritty realistic feel

Vada Chennai takes its time to unfold, and you may enjoy if you muster the patience for it. Give it a chance, watch it for some excellent acting and for its gritty realistic feel.(more)

Source: Moviebuzz, Sify.com


A brilliant beginning to Dhanush-Vetrimaaran trilogy.

Vada Chennai is a bloody brilliant film laced with some bone chilling moments accompanied with ingenious music. The writing is breathtaking, the performance exemplary and the visuals are dark and deep, Can a gangster drama be any better?(more)

Source: priyanka Sundar, Hindustan Times


Dhanush''s realistic performance, Vetrimaaran's direction make this film a winner

Vada Chennai is another feather on Vetrimaaran's cap though not in the same league as his earlier films. The way he has built into the story, the rise of gangsters and thrown in political allegories is brutally honest. It also shows how politicians and the slum lords, in the name of development and ...(more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai, Firstpost.com

User Reviews



Dhanush acting ..good screenplay ....good bgm ....classy film (more)


Badri Shah

One of the best original gangster movie in tamil cinema. Hats off to Dhanush & Vetrimaran . Marana waiting for part 2 . Amir sema character. Over All don't miss this gangster movie must watch (more)



Screenplay best of all Wroth interval Best climax Character sketching vera lvl Bgm ultimate (more)


Saruk Cbe

#VadaChennai The Man - VetriMaran Salute this Masterpiece Script! Once again he has proved Himself a Brilliant Storyteller! What a Narration! Raw dialoguesBeep words!!! Classical North Madras Realistically Made it. Casting Crew Pichutaar ya Manushan ! Every1 from the movie The Movie for Ge... (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “Sandhanatha ” Gana Bala Ka Ka Balachander & Gana Bala Listen
2 “Goindhammavaala” Rokesh Dhanush Listen
3 “Kaarkuzhal Kadavaiye” Vivek Sriram Parthasarathy, Vijaynarian, Ananthu, Pradeep Kumar, Santhosh Narayanan Listen
4 “Maadila Nikkura Maankutty” Gana Bala Gana Bala & Dhee Listen
5 “Ennadi Maayaavi Nee” Vivek Sid Sriram Listen
6 “Eppadiyamma” Shenoy Nagar Shanmugam Sindhai Rev Ravi Listen
7 “Mathiya Serayila” Arivu Arivu Listen
8 “Alangaara Pandhal” Sindhai Nathan Dholak Jegan Listen
9 “King of the Sea” Ananthu Listen
10 “VadaChennai Theme” Ananthu Listen
11 “Jukebox” Listen