Vada Chennai Story
Cast: Dhanush as Anbu, Andrea Jeremiah as Chandra, Samuthirakani as Guna, Kishore as Senthil, Aishwarya Rajesh as Padma, Pavan as Velu, Daniel Balaji as Thambi, and Sai Dheena as Pazhani aka Jawa
Vada Chennai is an epic gangster and mob movie which tells the story of one Anbu, a highly talented carrom player, who gets entangled in a gang war. Anbu plays carrom bet matches with the help of Siva who is the brother of a noted gangster Velu. On the night when Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, the area in the eponymous Vada Chennai where Anbu lives is looted by the people. A girl named Padma steals a sewing machine from Anbu but he lets her go.
The shopkeeper whom Anbu had beaten that night takes the help of police to beat Anbu and Anbu later loses the carrom championship. Slowly but steadily, after a few more interactions, Anbu falls for Padma and she reciprocates his feelings. One day, while Anbu and Padma shares a kiss, dreaded gangster Senthil's right-hand man, Pazhani catches them. He beats Padma's brother. When Anbu goes to him asking about this, he is also severely beaten. fed up with all this, Anbu kills Pazhani.
With the help of Thambi, Anbu meets Guna, the rival don of Senthil. Guna's wife Chandra convinces Guna to send his brother Shankar to jail in the stead of Anbu to which he accepts. When Shankar is killed by Senthil in the jail, Anbu pledges his loyalty for Guna. Guna then asks Anbu to kills Senthil. How does Anbu's life turn after this? Will he kill Senthil? How he escapes from the clutches of these gangsters? Why Chandra encouraged Guna to send his own brother instead of Anbu to the jail form the rest of the story.
Vada Chennai released to high critical acclaim who immediately called it a classic. Dhanush and other lead actors are praised for their gritty performances. Vetrimaaran's direction and vision received special praise. Vada Chennai went on to become a box office hit.
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