Vada Chennai (Eng: North Chennai) is a 2018 Indian Tamil action crime film written and directed by Vetrimaaran in his fourth directorial film. Produced as a trilogy by A. Subaskaran’s Lyca Productions and Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films with Vetrimaaran’s Grass Root Film Company, it features Dhanush in the lead role as a skilled carrom player along with Ameer, Andrea Jeremiah, and Aishwarya Rajesh in other key roles. The music was composed by Santhosh Narayanan with cinematography done by Velraj and editing by G. B. Venkatesh.
The film had been in the news since late 2009 with an official announcement only made in November 2011 that the filming would commence by March 2012. After being temporarily shelved, the film re-materialized in May 2015 with a new cast; production started in June 2016, ending in February 2018. Vada Chennai released on 17 October 2018.
Directed by Vetrimaaran
Produced by Dhanush
Written by Vetrimaaran, Naren Siddharth
Starring Dhanush, Ameer, Andrea Jeremiah, Aishwarya Rajesh
Music by Santhosh Narayanan
Edited by G. B. Venkatesh
Production Wunderbar Films
Distributed by Lyca Productions
Release date 17 October 2018
Running time 164 minutes