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Vettaikaran is directed by Babu Sivan, a former associate of Dharani, and produced by AVM. The film's music is scored by Vijay Antony and has Anushka in the female lead.
But the expectation for Vijay's 49th film is very low compared to his earlier flicks. Keeping this in mind, Vijay had instructed his director to make the film racy and action oriented.
Apart from the value of story, the director believes a lot in the fast growing popularity of his heroine Anushka in South Indian film world.
This is the 49th film of Vijay and his onscreen rival, Ajith also getting ready to release his 49th film Asal along with Vettaikkaran. Fortunately Ajith is having his close friend and experienced director Saran to shape up the film well.
But Babu Sivan is a fresh hand. Since Vijay's last 3 films bombed at the box office, the actor is careful and has advised his director to give his level best in the film to compete with Ajith.