There could no be no apt title than ‘Vandhaan Vendraan‘ for a Jeeva-starrer at this point of time. Even as the actor ruling the box-office with ‘Ko‘, comes ‘Vandhaan Vendraan‘, generating huge expectations due to reasons many.
Firstly, the film stars Jeeva, a reliable name among Tamil actors to look for quality entertainers. And it is directed by Kannan, a former associate of Mani Ratnam, who has built an image for himself with movies like ‘Jayamkondan’ and ‘Kanden Kadhalai‘.
Finally, this is the second film in Tamil for Tapsee, the ‘Vellavi vechi velutha…’ Punjabi girl, who won over the hearts of Tamil masses by beautifully playing the role of an Anglo Indian girl in Dhanush-starrer ‘Aadukalam‘.
Produced by K S Srinivasan of Vasan Visual Ventures, the man behind ‘Naan Kadavul‘ and ‘Boss Engira Baskaran’, ‘Vandhaan Vendraan’ has music by Thaman, whose music is also said to be one of the highlights of the film.
Jeeva , who plays a boxer in the movie, says, “the script is simply amazing and has everything in it to impress the audience. All credits go to Kannan for beautifully conceiving and making the film. It is an entertainer with a difference.”
He adds: “It is a interesting role, that of a professional boxer that I play in the movie. And, I underwent rigorous training for this. Also, with Santhanam around, there is no dearth of comedy”.
For ‘Vandhaan Vendraan’, Kannan shot for almost 22 days in Mumbai’s sensitive areas like the Gateway of India and Taj Hotel. “We were refused permission initially, as security was high in these areas where the terror attack of 2008 happened. But my script was conceived four years back, even before the incident, and I went out of my way to convince them.”
Kannan also clears the air by saying that ‘Vandhan Vendran‘ is not a remake, but based on an original script penned by him. “My maiden film Jayamkondan too is not inspired by any other movie. Only my second venture Kanden Kadhalai is the Tamil adaptation of Bollywood hit Jab We Met,” says the former associate of Mani Ratnam.
He adds: “Though Jeeva is playing a boxer, it is just his profession in the movie and it doesn’t have any crucial importance. The screenplay will be so different and I am hopeful that film-buffs would love watching Vandhaan Vendraan.”