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Viduthalai Part 1

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March 31, 2023
2hr 30min

Viduthalai Part 1 Movie Details:

Movie NameViduthalai Part 1
Based onThunaivan by B. Jeyamohan
Country India
Language Tamil
Dubbed inHindi, Telugu
GenrePeriod, Crime, Thriller
Release Date31 March 2023
OTT Release dateApril 28, 2023
Running Time2hr 30min
CertificateA
CastSoori
Vijay Sethupathi
Bhavani Sre
Gautham Vasudev Menon
Directed by Vetrimaaran
Written byVetrimaaran
B. Jeyamohan
Produced byElred Kumar
Cinematography by R. Velraj
Edited by R. Ramar
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production CompanyRS Infotainment
Grass Root Film Company
Distributor Red Giant Movies
Budget₹40 crore
Box Office Collection₹53.2 crore

Viduthalai Part 1 Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Soori as Constable Kumaresan (#1563)
  • Vijay Sethupathi as Perumal “Vaathiyaar”, the leader of Makkal Padai
  • Bhavani Sre as Tamilarasi alias Pappa, Kumaresan’s love interest
  • Gautham Vasudev Menon as DSP Sunil Menon, Head of “Operation Ghosthunt”
  • Rajiv Menon as A. Subramaniyan, Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu
  • Ilavarasu as Ila. Ilavarasu, Tamil Nadu’s Minister of Public Works
  • Balaji Sakthivel as a villager
  • Saravana Subbiah as Collector of Arumapuri District
  • Tamizh as SI Amudan
  • Chetan as V. Ragavendar, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of E-Company
  • Aryan as Constable Aari
  • Munnar Ramesh as SI “Chow Chow” Ramasamy
  • Pavel Navageethan as a photographer at the train derailment
  • Sardar Sathya as Sub-Inspector Velmurugan
  • Manimegalai as Tamilarasi’s paternal grandmother (“Appathaa”)
  • Bala Hassan as a Constable
  • S. Chandran as Head Constable Chandran
  • Asuran Krishna
  • Sundareswaran CVC as T.A., the second-in-command to Perumal
  • R. Ganesh Gurung as Natarajan, SP for Arumapuri District

Storyline:

Kumaresan (Soori), a police constable gets recruited for “Operation Ghosthunt”, which is implanted to capture Perumal “Vaathiyar” (Vijay Sethupathi), who leads a separatist group “People’s Army” which are highly dedicated to fighting against the authorities for commiting atrocities against innocent village women in the name of police interrogations.

About Viduthalai Part 1 Movie:

  • During the pre-production works of Vaadivaasal, Vetrimaaran was reported to collaborate with Soori for another project in July 2019, due to the extensive pre-production of the former.
  • Vetrimaaran decided to adapt late Na. Muthukumar’s short story Pattamppoochi Virpavan and later opted for Meeran Moideen’s novel Ajnabi, which involved multiple foreign locations such as Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
  • In April 2020, due to the restrictions in air travel to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, Vetrimaaran had decided to make changes in the script and used the lockdown period for pre-production works.
  • Media reports later claimed that, Vetrimaaran had adapted the short story “Thunaivan” written by B. Jeyamohan, with the film being titled the same. However, the makers decided to title the film as Viduthalai, which was officially confirmed on 21 April 2021 with the first look being released.
  • Originally intended as a single film, it was later split into two parts.
  • In January 2021, Vijay Sethupathi joined the film’s cast and also shot few portions during the commencement of the shoot, thus marking his first collaboration with Vetrimaaran.
  • Vetrimaaran revealed that Sethupathi would play the role of Soori’s mentor in the film, which is said to be a crucial one, although Soori plays a crucial part in the story.
  • This is Soori’s first film in a leading role. The team recreated Sethupathi’s character, which is based on Ku. Kaliyaperumal Vaathiyaar, a member from Tamil Desiyam Group.
  • The team moved to Sathyamangalam forest to shoot major sequences featuring Soori during December 2020, and filming eventually began on 4 January 2021.
  • Bharathiraja opted out of this schedule citing the climatic conditions, which led Vetrimaaran to replace him with Kishore.[30][31] Few portions of the film has been shot in an iPhone, which is used to control production costs.
  • The shooting of the film took place in Sathyamangalam for three months, and the team moved to Chengalpattu in April 2021, in which the team erected a huge police camp set, and shooting of the film happened for 20 days.
  • The team later planned to shoot the last leg of the film at Sathyamangalam after the COVID-19 lockdown. Principal photography wrapped by 31 December 2022.
  • Viduthalai: Part 1 was released worldwide theatrically on 31 March 2023. The film emerged a critical and commercial success, receiving praise for its characterisation, cast performances, plot, technical aspects, background music and cinematography.
  • The streaming rights of the film were acquired by ZEE5, and the satellite rights by Kalaignar TV. It began streaming on ZEE5 from 28 April 2023. The Telugu dubbed version was released on 15 April by Geetha Arts.
  • The sequel Viduthalai Part 2 is scheduled for a release in 2024.

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