Vaazhl (meaning Life) is the second feature film of Arun Prabhu Purushothaman, who had earlier directed the much-celebrated film Aruvi. In the film’s trailer that released today, we are introduced to a character called Yatra, right when he’s about to be born before we suddenly cut to an IT professional as he goes about his mundane, regular life. A voiceover hints at money problems related to a marriage. Everything appears to be coming to a head… before we cut to visuals of travel.
We’re introduced to Tanya, who appears to be another character who is traveling. But it’s impossible to workout what’s happening in the trailer, except to guess that the film has something to do with escaping from problems at home by traveling. There’s even a tongue-in-cheek disclaimer from the director that says: there are no sociopolitical discussions in this film. The trailer hints that travel could be a way to learn to live more fully.
The film is being produced by actor Sivakarthikeyan, under his banner Sivakarthikeyan Productions and it will premiere directly on Sony LIV, on July 16. This is Sivakarthikeyan third film after Kanaa and Nenjamundu Nermaiyundu Odu Raja, in addition to his soon-to-release Doctor. The teaser of the film was released a year ago and showed fast-paced shots of landscapes and travel with a voiceover asking if we’ve ever pondering the experience of traveling.
Cast members in the film include several first time actors. Pradeep Anthony, TJ Bhanu, Diva Dhawan, Aahrav and SN Bhatt are expected to play prominent roles.
The film’s music is composed by singer Pradeep Kumar with two songs in the soundtrack: ‘Aahaa’ and ‘Feel Song’. Cinematography is by Shelly Calist and the editing is handled by Raymond Derrick Crasta.