|Directed by||A. L. Vijay|
|Produced by||A. L. Azhagappan|
|Music by||Harris Jayaraj|
|Distributed by||Kona Film Corporation|
Vanamagan (English: The son of the jungle) is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language action adventure film written and directed by A. L. Vijay. The film features Jayam Ravi and Sayyeshaa Saigal in the lead roles, while Prakash Raj, Thambi Ramaiah, and Varun play pivotal roles with Harris Jayaraj as the music composer. The venture began production in September 2016. The film was released on 23 June 2017.
Kavya and her friends plan to celebrate their New Year in Andaman. There they behave too notorious. While escaping from police for their deeds, Kavya hits a tribal named Jara with her car. Jara is heavily injured in the head. Kavya decides to save him by giving better treatment, so she brings him to Chennai. At first, there were too many misunderstands between them as Jara doesn't know her language. After some time, she starts to train him, and a beautiful bond starts between them, in spite of not knowing their languages. Vicky, Kavya's friend, tries to force on her, who is later saved by Vaasi (Jara). Vicky's father is a billionaire who wants to punish Jara. Kavya tries to help Jara, but he is taken away to Andaman. Kavya too reaches Andaman. Rajashekar too goes to Andaman in search of Kavya, but she says she wants to stay with the tribe as she loves Jara and his way of living rather than city life. Jara and Kavya fall in love, and Rajashekar leaves them without punishing.
- Jayam Ravi as Jara (K. Vaasi)
- Sayyeshaa Saigal as Kavya
- Prakash Raj as Rajashekar
- Thambi Ramaiah as Puli Pandian
- Varun as Vicky
- Vela Ramamoorthy as Jara's father
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Kavya's uncle
- Ramya Subramanian as Ramya
- R. S. Shivaji as Visa Issuer
- Sanjay Bharathi as Assistant Director
- Sam Paul as Michael Raj
- Srinivasan as Suriyaprakash
- Milton Raju as Tama
- Ravi Venkatraman
After the success of Madarasapattinam, A. L. Vijay planned to cast Suriya in the lead role. Suriya liked the script, but the role did not materialise due to budget constraints. Later in November 2015, it was reported that A. L. Vijay would direct a film starring Jayam Ravi in the lead role. The actor confirmed that the duo would begin work on the project in the middle of 2016, following the completion of his other films. The film was reported to be about a man who escapes from the lost kingdom of Kumari Kandam. In May 2016, Vijay confirmed that the project would begin later in the year and revealed that the film would be shot extensively in the Andaman Islands. Music composer Harris Jayaraj and cinematographer Tirru were also brought in for the project.
The film was subsequently launched in September 2016 with production beginning thereafter in Chennai. Sayyeshaa was signed on to portray the leading female role in the film, marking her debut in Tamil films. Sanjay Bharathi and Varun also signed on to work on the film, with the latter revealing that he would play the heroine's love interest and that Jayam Ravi would portray a tribal man who finds himself in the city. The film teaser was officially released on 6 February 2017. The background score of the teaser was that of an African tribal music and was well received.
Initially the film had its release date fixed on 19 May 2017. Due to the announcement of film industry strike on 30 May 2017, the producer has postponed the theatrical release to 23 June 2017.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||22 April 2017|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Harris Jayaraj chronology|
The film's original soundtrack is scored by Harris Jayaraj, his first collaboration with director A. L. Vijay and third film with actor Jayam Ravi after Dhaam Dhoom and Engeyum Kaadhal.This is Jayaraj's 50th film as a composer. The complete album was released on 22 April 2017, being the 50th film for Harris Jayaraj.
All lyrics written by Madhan Karky.
|1.||"Damn Damn"||M. M. Manasi, Sherin Shahana||3:57|
|2.||"Yemma Yea Azhagamma"||Bombay Jayashree, Haricharan||5:27|
|3.||"Silu Silu"||Vijay Yesudas||5:19|
|4.||"Morada Morada"||Benny Dayal and Krish||4:10|
|5.||"Pachchai Uduthiya Kaadu"||Abhay Jodhpurkar, Harini||5:35|
|6.||"Vanam (Theme)" (Instrumental)||Maria Roe Vincent and Flute Kamalakar||2:27|
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