Vaathi (Sir): Release Date, OTT, Cast, Plot, and Everything We Know

Dhanush in & as Vaathi 2022

Vaathi (Sir): Dhanush has been on a roll this year, from working on an International Project alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in the Russo brothers’ spy thriller ‘The Gray Man‘ to working with Nithya Menen and Prakash Raj in sleeper-hit, romantic comedy-drama Thiruchitrambalam. In between, he worked on two failed films, Maaran and Naane Varuvean as well.




He is now collaborating with a Telugu filmmaker Venky Atluri for a coming-of-age action film ‘Vaathi,’ shot simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu (titled Sir) languages.

Dhanush has often successfully starred in coming-of-age dramas throughout his career, and his lean physique, coupled with his charming personality, let him slip easily into any character. He can play a strong-willed, jobless bachelor in V.I.P. quite effortlessly. With the same zeal and energy, he can slip into a character of a ferocious father protecting his family in Asuran.

What is the Plot of Vaathi (Sir)?

Dhanush in Vaathi 2022

The rampant corruption in the education sector has propelled filmmakers to tackle the subject for awareness. Now, education is not singularly about imparting a learning curve, but it has turned into a profitable business. Venky Atluri explores the same subject, placing Dhanush as Balamurugan (Tamil) / Bala Gangadhar Tilak (Telugu) as a third-grade junior lecturer at Thirupati Educational Institute (Tamil) /Tripathi Educational Institute (Telugu) (T.E.I.).




From the trailer, he is playing a character of an ideal teacher who stands against the institutes, that provide education to children, in exchange for business profits. Made at a modest budget of 40 Cr., Vaathi is a commercial potboiler that plays to the strength of Dhanush.

The Cast & Crew of Vaathi (Sir)

Sithara Entertainments and Fortune Four Cinemas produce the film that stars  Dhanush and Samyuktha Menon in lead roles. Dhanush was last seen in Selvaraghavan’s Naane Varuvean, playing a double role. Samyuktha Menon is a Malayalam actor who was last seen in a Kannada film – Gaalipata 2.

Veteran actor Tanikella Bharani along with National Film Award winner Samuthirakani will star in the film.

Music is composed by GV Prakash Kumar & Cinematography is handled by J Yuvraj.




Release Date of Vaathi (Sir)

The Venky Atluri directorial was scheduled for release on the 2nd of December 2022 but as per the latest report from the production house, it has been postponed to early 2023. Vaathi/SIR is set to have a grand theatrical release in 2023 worldwide.

It is speculated that Vaathi might release on ‘Prime Video‘ OTT after its run in the theaters.

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