Vaanam is the remake of the Telugu superhit action-drama Vedam, directed by Krish. Silambarasan plays the lead in Vaanam that also has an ensemble star cast including Bharath, Anushka Shetty, Saranya, Vega, Jasmine and Prakashraj. Vedam was a critically acclaimed action drama when it was released in Telugu. Vaanam focuses on the theme of organ trafficking and hence has a point or two to make in terms of messages.
Vaanam’s casting has undergone various changes before the launch of the movie’s shooting. It was said that Anushka will not be a part of the movie, after which Taapsee was approached for playing the role. However, Anushka came back to the movie to re-enact the role she did in Telugu. Sneha Ullal was also supposed to have had a significant role in Vaanam but she was given the elbow subsequently and was replaced by Jasmine.
Yuvan’s music has become the talking point for Vaanam what with the Evan Di Unna Pethan song topping the charts with its most irreverent lyrics in the recent past in Tamil. While scoring this dance number, Yuvan also seems to have been inspired from the latest pop hits, infusing bits and pieces from popular songs in Evan Di Unna Pethan, sung by Silambarasan. Venus Music, following the popularity of the song, expressed its wish to produce a music video in Hindi to be telecast in Hindi channels. This song will be called Kaun Hai Baap Tera in Hindi and will have Silambarasan crooning for Yuvan’s music.
Vaanam’s sound track has 5 songs with Srikanth Deva lending his voice, associating with Yuvan for the first time.
Silambarasan plays the role of Cable Raja and Vaanam’s story is said to touch upon the five natural elements of the universe namely sky, air, water, fire and earth. The movie will essentially be a string of short stories connected to each other culminating into a climax.
Vaanam is releasing this weekend in theatres by Dhayanidhi Azhagiri’s Cloud Nine movies. Vaanam’s cinematography is handled by the acclaimed Nirav Shah. Vaanam will be Silambarasan’s next after his hugely successful romantic movie VTV.