Gautham Vasudev Menon was only seen performing in feature films and directing short films in anthologies after the release of the long-awaited Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta. He had already inked a project with Silambarasan TR, putting an end to a long hiatus from feature filmmaking.
After Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya and Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada, this is STR’s 47th film and the duo’s third collaboration. STR47 was supposed to be a romance film titled ‘Nadhigalilae Neeradum Suriyan,’ but the producers decided on a different premise, genre, and title.
The action drama STR47 has been dubbed ‘Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu,’ after a famous passage from Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s poem. On Friday, August 6, Silambarasan’s Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu’s first-look poster was unveiled. For the film, the Maanadu actor lost another 15 kilogrammes, and the poster featured a never-before-seen avatar of him.
The actors and crew of Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu have commenced filming in Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu. According to rumours, they would shortly relocate to Chennai and subsequently to Mumbai for a little period of time. The film’s female lead has yet to be determined. A.R.Rahman collaborates with GVM and STR for the third time in this film, which is produced by Vels Films International.