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U Action, Romance 2 hrs 20 mins Jun 23, 2017





Vanamagan Poster


A.L Vijay’s directorial ‘Vanamagan’ features Jayam Ravi and Sayyeshaa Saigal in the lead roles. Thambi Ramaiah, Prakash Raj and Varun play key characters in the film. This marks music director Harris Jayaraja’s 50th film while cinematography is done by National Award winning cameraman Tirru. A tribal man’s (played Jayam Ravi) encounter with city life forms the crux of the film.

 ‘Vanamgan’ basically explores the tribal life and juxtaposes it with the lives of so-called civilised people. It sheds light on how industrialisation, in the name of development is making the tribal life vulnerable. It depicts how deforestation is leaving no option to the tribes but to go deeper into the forest rather getting exposed to the developed world. As aforementioned, the film makes strong comments on civilised society and our long-forgotten values such as community living.

Speaking of the main lead, Jayam Ravi has put a lot of effort to pull this role off. He has almost shed 15 kilos weight for this role. Interestingly, the actor speaks no word till the first half of the film. Complementing Jayam Ravi, Sayyeshaa Saigal also plays a key role in making the film very entertaining. Her encounter with a tribal man and the path it takes gives us that ever relishing love story. Her dance in songs like Damn Damn stands as one of the major highlights of the film. Thambi Ramaiah and Prakash Raj come as the major contributors. While Thambi Ramaiah takes us on laugh riots, Prakash Raj expectedly takes us through some hair-raising scenes. 

Remarkable technicians have worked on this project. National Award winning cameraman Tirru has elevated the film entirely to a different level with his photography. It was shot in Vietnam, Thailand and Thalakona forests. Tiru’s camera work is vividly visible in the film. 

Along with top-level cinematography, the film also boasts of outstanding CG work. Sequences like ‘fight with tiger’ and other have been done using the graphic but you would surely fail to find the difference between real and graphic work. 

Music of the film is being composed by Harris Jayaraj. And it marks his 50th album. Speaking of his musical journey, Harris said, this ‘Vanamagan’ album is one of the best three albums he ever scored. Listen to the album and you would agree with Harris. 



Vanamagan Cast & Crew

  • Jayam Ravi


  • Prakash Raj


  • Thambi Ramaiah


  • Varun Kamalakannan


  • Vela Ramamoorthy


  • Ramya Subramanian


  • Sanjay Bharathi


  • Arjunan


  • A.L Azhagappan


  • Harris Jayaraj

    Music Director

  • Prabhu Deva


  • Think Big Studios


  • A. L. Vijay


  • Tirru