"Vanakkam Chennai" first look  (Credit: Udhayanidhi Stalin)
"Vanakkam Chennai" first look (Credit: Udhayanidhi Stalin)Udhayanidhi Stalin

This Navarathri festival season is going to be special for film buffs as two of the most-awaited films are set to hit screens.

Buzz is that Dhanush's upcoming comedy entertainer "Naiyaandi" is all set to clash with Shiva's "Vanakkam Chennai", which also belongs to the comedy genre. Both films are reportedly scheduled to hit theatres on 11 October, to cash in on the Navarathri-Bakrid holidays.

Confirming the news, senior film journalist Sreedhar Pillai tweeted, "Pre- Diwali fireworks 2 start with Navarathri - Bakrid.  @dhanushkraja Naiyaandi v/s @actorshiva  Vanakkam Chennai, both slotted 4 Oct 11!"


After two consecutive successful films - "Raanjhanaa" and "Mariyaan" - Dhanush will be back on the big screen with his Tamil romantic-comedy film "Naiyaandi", directed by Sarkunam.

The film has child artiste-turned-leading actress Nazriya Nazim in the female lead. The film's story revolves around a guy who owns a lamp-making shop and a girl who is a dentistry student.

Dhanush has wrapped up his portions and has even completed dubbing for his role. "Finished nayyandi dubbing 2day.cant wait 4 u guys 2 enjoy dis laugh riot.My thanks 2 dir sarkunam 4 delivering more dan wat he promised," the talented actor tweeted.

"Naiyaandi" music is composed by Ghibran of "Vaagai Soodi Vaa" fame. Dhanush, who has crooned to some popular numbers in his earlier films, has sung in "Naiyaandi" as well. The music launch of the film is expected to take place in September.

"Vanakkam Chennai"

Shiva-Priya Anand starrer "Vanakkam Chennai" is getting ready for a big showdown with Dhanush's film. The comedy caper, directed by debutant Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, has Santhanam, Oorvasi, Rahul Ravinder, Nasser, Renuka and Manobala in pivotal roles.

The film's story revolves around two families - Shiva's family from Theni and Priya Anand's family from London. The issues they face and way they go about to resolve them is shown in an entertaining way, director Kiruthiga was quoted as saying by The Hindu.

The film's music is composed by Anirudh of "Why This Kolaveri Di" fame. "Vanakkam Chennai" songs have become a big hit among the masses and even took the top spot in iTunes India Top Album category, just days after they were released.