Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu is the 2006-released crime thriller which had Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The movie was written and directed Gautham Menon, was one of the biggest Tamil blockbusters of the year.
Jyothika and Kamalinee Mukherjee essayed the female leads in
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, which featured Kamal Haasan in the
role of DCP Raghavan. The movie is produced by Manicam Narayanan
for 7th Channel Communications.
Let us see who would fit into the characters of
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, if it is made in Malayalam
Mohanlal as DCP Raghavan
Mohanlal is the obvious choice for the role of DCP Raghavan, the
intelligent police officer who goes in search of two serial
killers. The complete actor can do total justice to the role, which
has both serious and romantic angles.
PS: Gautham Menon had originally offered the role of Raghavan to
Mohanlal. But the actor turned down the offer due to date
Nayantara as Aaradhana
The role of Aaradhana, the independent single mother who is
going through a painful divorce from her abusive husband, and later
falls in love with Raghavan, was well-portrayed by Jyothika in the
original. If Vettaiyaadu Vilayaadu is being remade in
Malayalam, Nayantara will be the perfect choice for the
Kamalinee Mukherjee as Raghavan's Late Wife
Kamalinee played the role of Kayalvizhi, the late wife of
Raghavan in Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu. If the movie is being
remade now, the actress herself can reprise the role, as her
pairing with Mohanlal was well-appreciated in
Vinay Forrt as Amudhan Sukumaran
Vinay Forrt, the super-talented actor will be a great choice for
the role of Amudhan Sukumaran, one among the serial killers who
challenges DCP Raghavan to find them. The actor can surely do
justice to this character, which has been considered as one of the
best antagonist roles of Tamil cinema till date.
Rajeev Pillai as Ilamaran Anandan
The role of Ilamaran Anandan, second serial killer and the best
buddy of Amudhan Sukumaran, was played by Salim Baig in the
original. Rajeev Pillai will be a good choice for
the role, if the movie is being remade in
Saikumar as Police Commissioner Arokiya Raj
The role of police commissioner Arokiya Raj, played by Prakash
Raj, was a brief yet important one in the movie. Saikumar will make
a great choice for the character, if Vettaiyaadu
Vilaiyaadu is remade in Malayalam now.
Interestingly, director Gautham Menon initially planned the
movie as his Malayalam directorial debut. The film-maker approached
Mohanlal to play the central character DCP Raghavan, and the actor
initially agreed to do the project.
But, Mohanlal opted out of the project later, citing date
issues. Gautham Menon later decided to do the project in
Tamil and approached Kamal Haasan to play the role of ACP
Raghavan. he later reworked on the script after Kamal said yes to
The project was initially titled as
Thadayaara Thaaka, but the team later changed it into
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu. Gautham later roped in Jyothika,
the leading lady of his blockbuster movie Khakka Khakka,
to essay the female lead in the movie.
Kamalinee Mukherjee made a brief appearance as Raghavan's late wife in the movie, which had Daniel Balaji, Prakash Raj, Salim Beig, etc., in the pivotal roles. The movie has still been considered as one of the best works of Gautham Menon till date.