Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Aruvadai (Vandemataram in Malayalam) directed by Aravind is nearing completion and likely to hit the screens in a short span of time. This film is being produced under the banner Pankaj Productions. Mammooty and Arjun are doing the lead roles. Mammooty is cast as an intelligence officer and Arjun a police officer.
Sneha is cast opposite Mammooty and she plays a pilot. For Arjun it is Mamta who plays an ornithologist Deepak makes his debut as the rival in this action packed entertainer with a message. Jai Akash is acting as the ASP. Comedy track is taken care of by Jagadesh. Recently a few key scenes were filmed at the I.B. office and the central jail complex in Chennai. The film was also shot at one of the oldest theatres in Chennai city, Gaiety; the film has musical score by Vidyasagar. The story is an edifice of strong characters. The story revolves round eradication of poverty and hence the title.
Lyrics are penned by Vairamuthu, Pa.Vijay and Yugabharathi and dialogues by Vijayranganath. Some of the earlier films by Pankaj productions are ‘Kolangal,’ ‘Bharathi Kannamma,’ ‘Marumalarchi,’ ‘Pudhumaipithan’ and ‘Kallazhagar.’