When Mani Ratnam announced Chekka Chivantha Vaanam with a stellar star cast boasting of names like Prakash Raj and Arvind Swami, fans expected it to be another classic like Thalapathy. The trailer for the film, however, shows that it is nowhere close to it, except when it comes to focussing on relationships.
The first trailer begins with the introduction of Prakash Raj as Senapathi, the big bad businessman being probed for being a mafia don among other titles. The big fat family we saw earlier in the posters is courtesy Senapathi and his three rugged sons — Varadan (Arvind Swami), Thyagu (Arun Vijay) and Ethi (Simbu) as his backbone and the ones leading this plot. The three have personas of their own, with Arvind Swami being the vengeance filled, outright gangster leading the pack. Arun Vijay and Simbu are the siblings who are mistaken to be soft spoken not belonging to the world of bloodshed, until the three ultimately come along to take on anyone going against the Senapathi clan.
The film is jointly produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions and has music composed by AR Rahman, and the film is slated to release on September 28. It also stars Jayasudha, Arvind Swami, Jyothika, Arun Vijay, Aishwarya Rajesh, Silambarasam and Dayana Erappa.