Talking to DT Next, Vetri said, “I am glad that my mentor Vetri Maaran sir has come forward to release the first look of my debut directorial. Endravadhu Oru Naal is an offbeat story that deals with how people, especially farmers in the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu are exploited and touches upon the topic of animal husbandry.”
The film produced by The Theatre People as their maiden venture was shot in Vellakoil in the Kongu region. Endraavadhu Oru Naal is based on real-life incidents. “It is not about one specific incident. It talks about various incidents I have witnessed. There is a perception that Kongu region has an abundance of natural resources. Not many are aware that there are parts of Kongu that are dry and how farmers struggle to cope. There are issues such as water scarcity and people still being made to work as slaves to save their cattle. We have spoken about one such family, who struggle to save their cattle. When I narrated this to Vidharth and Ramya they agreed to be a part of it. Though Vidharth does offbeat films, he won’t be stereotyped because people haven’t seen him playing such a role before. Ramya too agreed when she heard the script and also she was my obvious choice ,” he explained.
Talking about the release, Vetri said that the film will release in theatres in 2021. “We completed the film last year and did the festival rounds. Now, we are tweaking it for a theatrical release early next year,” he concluded.