Viduthalai Part - 1

  • Colour | 150 Mins | Tamil | 2023
  • Director: Vetri Maaran
  • Producer : RS Infotainment Pvt Ltd, Grassroot Film Company
  • Writer : Vetri Maaran, Manimaran
  • DoP : R. Velraj
  • Editor : R. Ramar
  • Cast : Soori, Vijay Sethupathi, Bhavani Sre

Synopsis: Set in 1987 in Tamil Nadu following a dastardly act of bombing at a railway bridge which results in 25 civilian deaths, The People's Army, an armed anti-government outfit poses a big threat to the stability of the government and peace in the region. A special police battalion is tasked with capturing the leader of the People's Army, Perumal, either dead or alive. Kumaresan, a new police recruit arrives at the camp but his police journey is unlike what he had imagined as he is made to perform menial jobs and mundane day-to-day activities involved in running a battalion stationed in wilderness. He forms a bond with a local girl Thamizharasi and through her, learns more about her people and their politics. His empathy for her people earns him the wrath of his superiors. To save Thamizharasi and her villagers from further harassment by the police, Kumaresan devises a plan.

Directors Bio: Vetrimaaran is an national award-winning Indian film director, producer and screenwriter in the Tamil film industry. His films have garnered several prestigious awards, including five National Film Awards, eight Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards and two Filmfare South Awards. His film ‘Visaranai’ (2016) was selected as India's official entry to the Academy Awards.

Producer: Producer 1: R.S Infotainment is a production house founded by film producer and businessman, Elred Kumar Santhanam. Its notable productions are ‘Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaiga,‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa’, ‘Ko’ and ‘Yaamirukka Bayamey’. Producer 2: Grass Root Film Company, established by director Vetrimaaran in 2012, debuted with 'Udhayam NH4', collaborating with Meeka Entertainment and later Wunderbar Films, producing significant Tamil language films.

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