‘Vada Chennai’ review: Vetrimaaran-Dhanush deliver a brilliant gangster film

KollywoodFrom the colourful curses of the street to each of the characters, the film gives us a very real glimpse of gang wars.Sowmya RajendranVada Chennai is possibly the most ambitious Tamil film till date, if you consider the generous expanse of its canvas. The gangster genre is quite popular in Kollywood, given that it lends itself to “mass” action scenes and suspense, but seldom has a director dug his heels in so firmly and told the story he wants to tell without striking a compromise. Bollywood had Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur in 2012 and more recently, the Netflix series Sacred Games wove in the history of Mumbai through the rise and fall of its gangster groups. So too, Vada Chennai documents North Madras – its gullies and lanes, its dialects and politics – through warring factions. The film has a non-linear plot and at times, the changes in timeline can be confusing,
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