What is life like for a young couple who relocate from a village to the city of Chennai?
For his second Tamil venture, director Vetri Mahalingam sets his story against this background in Vennila Veedu.
Inspired by a real life event, Mahalingam, who also wrote the script, says: “Karthik and Thenmozhi, a young couple with a little child, leave their village home to live in an apartment in Chennai. It is about the transition in their lives.”
Their happy home is turned topsy-turvy following an incident.
“Many women are crazy over golden ornaments and sometimes this craze can wreak havoc in the lives of their close ones,” adds Mahalingam, who entered the industry as an art director and worked with P. Krishnamoorthy and Bharathi Raja. Arumbu Meesai Kurumbu Paarvai was his maiden film.
Mirchi Senthil and Vijayalakshmi play the lead pair. Malayalam actress Srinda Ashab, who impressed with her performances in Annaiyum Rasoolum, 22 Female Kottayam and 1983 (an outstanding role as Nivin Pauly’s wife), makes her debut in Tamil cinema with Vennila Veedu.
Ashab plays Illavarasi, a close friend of Thenmozhi. Parotta Soori, one of Mahalingam’s close friends for over 12 years, plays a part too. Produced by P.V. Arun under his banner Adarsh Studios, Venilla Veedu was shot in Rajapalayam and Chennai.
Dhanraj Manickam has composed music. Look out for Gana Bala’s Johnny Johnny song.
Vennila Veedu releases in India on October 10.