'Vaanam Kottattum' teaser is out

Actor Dhanush on Wednesday launched the teaser of upcoming film Vaanam Kottattum. “Happy to see #ManiSir back in action as a Producer!,” Dhanush wrote along with the video posted on Twitter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VAEJz8_jSg&feature=emb_title

Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam has bankrolled the film under his home production banner Madras Talkies. Vaanam Kottattum is also special because Ratnam has also co-written the film with director Dhana Sekaran of Padaiveeran fame. The last movie that he co-wrote for another director was Dumm Dumm Dumm (2001), which he also produced.

The first look poster of Vaanam Kottattum released earlier featured Sarathkumar and Raadhika as a middle-aged couple. It felt like a throwback to Sarathkumar and Raadhika’s performance as an aged couple in Suryavamsam (1997).

Judging by the teaser, it is clear that Vaanam Kottattum is a highly emotional family drama. Set in the backdrop of a small town, the film also stars Vikram Prabhu, Aishwarya Rajesh and Madonna Sebastian.

The video packs a lot of feel-good moments that play out between siblings. Their happiness seemingly comes to a grinding halt when Sarathkumar’s character returns to their lives. It is safe to assume that Sarathkumar is the father of the siblings, and in a flashback, we learn he was jailed for hacking someone to death. The classic set up of old-school Tamil melodrama. It remains to be seen whether it will just be a run-of-the-mill melodrama with stock characters of the genre, or a well-crafted drama that examines the depth and complexities of human relationships.

Vaanam Kottattum is expected in cinemas soon.