“We can earn money any way we want. But it's only through education that we can earn respect”, says Dhanush in the trailer of Vaathi, donning the role of a schoolteacher. The trailer features Dhanush in an intense avatar, as he takes on the mishaps and corruption in the education system. The soul of the film seems to be a philosophical conflict between two different schools of thought which view education as a source of monetary profit versus an act of genuine humanitarian service.
There is a perfect balance between moments of hard-hitting dialogue and whistle-worthy action sequences that resonate with the viewer. "If a child is unable to get what it wants, it will only cry only for one day. But the child’s parents will regret it forever,” says Aadukalam Naren to Dhanush. The entry of Samuthirakanni in the trailer hints at an exciting face-off that Dhanush will have with the seasoned actor on screen. “If you want fantastic education, then you need to spend money”, says Samuthirakanni, grabbing Dhanush by the collar.
Also starring Samyuktha Menon in her Tamil debut, the bilingual film, which is titled Sir in Telugu, is slated to release on February 17.
Helmed by Venky Atluri, the film is a GV Prakash Kumar musical. The movie has been lensed by J Yuvraj, and produced by Naga Vamsi S and Sai Soujanya, under the banners Sithara Entertainments – Fortune Four Cinemas and Srikara Studios.