Vanjagar Ulagam

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Vanjagar Ulagam
Vanjagar Ulagam.jpg
Directed byManoj Beedha
Written byManoj Beedha
Screenplay byManoj Beedha
Produced byManjula Beedha
Prasanna JK
StarringGuru Somasundaram
Ciby Bhuvana Chandran
Vishagan Vanangamudi
Anisha Ambrose
CinematographyRodrigo Del Rio Herrara
Saravanan Ramasamy
Edited byAnthony
Music bySam C. S.
Labyrinth Films
Release date
  • 7 September 2018 (2018-09-07)
Running time
122 minutes

Vanjagar Ulagam (transl. World of crafty people) is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language crime thriller film directed by Manoj Beedha in his directorial debut with dialogues written by Beedha and Vinayak.[2] The film stars Guru Somasundaram, Ciby Bhuvana Chandran, Vishagan Vanangamudi, and Anisha Ambrose, with Chandini Tamilarasan, Hareesh Peradi, John Vijay, and Azhagam Perumal in supporting roles.[3] The music is composed by Sam C. S. while cinematography is handled by Rodrigo Del Rio Herrara and Saravanan Ramasamy. The film was released in India on 7 September 2018.[1]

The film is also set to be the first Tamil film in to use both Carnatic music and dubstep for a song.[4]



The project titled as Vanjagar Ulagam was commenced in early 2017 by director Manoj Beedha which was his maiden directorial venture and also previously served as a former assistant of S. P. Jananathan.[5][6] Telugu actress Anisha Ambrose was signed up to play the female lead role and also marks her debut in Kollywood industry through this film.[7][8]

The film was bankrolled under production studio Labyrinth Films by Manjula Beedha. A popular Mexican cinematographer Rodrigo Del Herrara was hired as the main cinematographer to make high quality action sequences, and Saravanan Ramasamy is also selected for additional cinematographer as well.[9]

The film was also speculated to be the first Tamil film in Kollywood industry to combine both Carnatic and dubstep for an album song titled Kannanin Leelai.[10][11] The official trailer of the film was released by popular film director Gautham Vasudev Menon on 15 February 2018.[12] The film censored with clean "A" certificate from Tamil Film Producers Council.


The music is scored by Sam CS and album consists of 3 songs.[13] The official single titled Kannadi Nenjan which was sung by Santhosh Narayanan and was released on 15 August 2018 as an independence day special for India by music composer GV Prakash Kumar.[citation needed]

Another popular music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja also collaborated with Sam CS and sung for the song titled Thee Yazhini.[14][15]

Behindwoods given 2.25 stars out of 5[16] and Times of India gave 2.5 out of 5 stars.[17]

Vanjagar Ulagam
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelThink Music
ProducerSam C. S.
Sam C. S. chronology
Vanjagar Ulagam
1."Kannanin Leelai"Sam CSSwagatha S Krishnan3:33
2."Kannadi Nenjan"Sam CSSanthosh Narayanan3:15
3."Thee Yazhini"Sam CSYuvan Shankar Raja3:15


The production of the movie was concluded in early 2018 and was slated to be released on 6 April 2018 but was later postponed to have its theatrical release in the month of August but delayed again due to the tight race at the box office.[18] The film was released on 7 September 2018.[19]


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  2. ^ "Vanjagar Ulagam Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes". Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Vanjagar Ulagam Tamil Movie Preview cinema review stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes –". Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  4. ^ "A Carnatic dubstep for Vanjagar Ulagam – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  5. ^ "வஞ்சகர் உலகத்தில் கேங்ஸ்டர்களின் வாழ்க்கை". Dinamalar. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  6. ^ "After 'Joker' Guru Somasundarm's interesting role in 'Vanjagar Ulagam' – Tamil Movie News –". Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  7. ^ "I was apprehensive about doing Tamil films: Anisha Ambrose – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  8. ^ "The glamorous & talented Anisha Ambrose". Telangana Today. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Guru Somasundaram to play a gangster in his next". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Sam's musical experiment". The Hindu. 26 May 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  11. ^ "கண்ணனின் லீலைக்கு கிடைத்த வரவேற்பு || Kannanin Leelai first single from Vanjagar Ulagam gets good reviews". (in Tamil). Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Vanjagar Ulagam: Gautham Menon releases the trailer of this thriller". India Today. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Sam's new sound for Vanjagar Ulagam". Deccan Chronicle. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Sam CS collaborates with Yuvan Shankar Raja for Vanjagar Ulagam". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  15. ^ "It's 'blues time' for Sam CS and Yuvan Shankar Raja – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Vanjagar Ulagam (aka) Vanjagaar Ulagam review". Behindwoods. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  17. ^ Vanjagar Ulagam Movie Review {2.5/5}: Critic Review of Vanjagar Ulagam by Times of India, retrieved 17 November 2018
  18. ^ BookMyShow. "Vanjagar Ulagam Movie (2018) | Reviews, Cast & Release Date in Mudalagi – BookMyShow". BookMyShow. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  19. ^ "தள்ளிப்போனது குரு சோமசுந்தரம் நடித்துள்ள 'வஞ்சகர் உலகம்' - NDTV Tamil Cinema". NDTV Tamil Cinema (in Tamil). 29 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.

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