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Asuran (transl. Demon) is an upcoming 2019 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by Vetrimaaran and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu under his production banner V Creations.[3] The film stars Dhanush and Manju Warrier. The film marks the debut of Manju Warrier in Tamil cinema.

Asuran movie poster.jpg
First look poster
Directed byVetrimaaran
Produced byS. Thanu
Screenplay byVetrimaaran
Based onVekkai
by Poomani
Music byG. V. Prakash Kumar
Edited byR. Ramar
V Creations
Release date
  • 4 October 2019 (2019-10-04)[1]
Budget60 crores [2]

G. V. Prakash Kumar has scored the music for the film, rejoining back his association with director Vetrimaaran.[4] The film is based on the novel Vekkai by Poomani.[5] It is scheduled to be released on 4 October 2019.[1]



The film was announced by Vetrimaaran and Dhanush in December 2018, post the success of their Vada Chennai released in the same year.[6] The duo earlier revealed plans on making a sequel to Vada Chennai but agreed to do another film before that.[7] The film marks the fourth collaboration between the actor and director after Polladhavan (2007), Aadukalam (2011) and Vada Chennai (2018).[8]

Principal photography began on 26 January 2019.[9] Manju Warrier was selected as lead actress which marked her acting debut in Tamil. The Polladhavan and Aadukalam combo are back with music composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar.[10]


Soundtrack album by
Released28 August 2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelLahari Music
ProducerG. V. Prakash Kumar
G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology
Kuppathu Raja
100% Kadhal
Singles from Asuran
  1. "Kathari Poovazhagi"
    Released: 28 August 2019
  2. "Polladha Bhoomi"
    Released: 28 August 2019

The soundtrack is composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, collaborating with Dhanush and Vetrimaaran for the third time after Polladhavan and Aadukalam. The soundtrack album consists of two songs, with lyrics written by Ekadesi and Yugabharathi. The first song "Kathari Poovazhagi" was sung by Velmurugan, Rajalakshmi and Napolia, where the second song "Polladha Bhoomi" was rendered by Dhanush and G. V. Prakash Kumar respectively. Lahari Music acquired the rights of the soundtrack album for a whooping amount. An audio launch event took place on 28 August 2019. The event was attended by Dhanush, Manju Warrier, director Vetrimaaran, composer G. V. Prakash and producer S. Thanu. The songs were released on Gaana on the same day.

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger (s)Length
1."Kathari Poovazhagi"K. EkadesiVelmurugan, Rajalaskhmi, Napolia3:45
2."Polladha Bhoomi"YugabharthiDhanush, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Ken Karunas, Tee Jay3:58


The first look poster was unveiled by Dhanush through his Twitter account on 21 December 2018.[11] The new look poster of the film was released on 10 January 2019[12][13] The official trailer of the film was unveiled on 8 September 2019.[14][15][16]

The film is slated to release on 4 October 2019[3]


  1. ^ a b "Dhanush starrer Asuran to release on October 4". The Indian Express. 8 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Manju Warrier to make her Tamil debut in Dhanush's 'Asuran'". 22 January 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b RajKumar (16 September 2018). "Asuran Tamil Movie | Cast | Songs | Teaser | Trailer | Review". News Bugz. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  4. ^ "GV Prakash to compose music for Asuran Vetrimaaran Dhanush". Behindwoods. 24 December 2018.
  5. ^ Kollywood, Only (23 December 2018). "Dhanush – Vetrimaaran's next titled Asuran". Only Kollywood. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Dhanush's next is 'Asuran' with Vetrimaaran – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Dhanush Confirms Asuran With Vetrimaaran". 24 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  8. ^ Penbugs (8 September 2019). "Asuran trailer: Dhanush-Vetrimaaran promises something big". Penbugs. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Dhanush starts shooting for Asuran". Cinema Express. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Manju Warrier to make her Tamil debut in Dhanush's 'Asuran'". 22 January 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Dhanush releases first look of his upcoming film Asuran". The Indian Express. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  12. ^ Manik, Rajeshwari; January 11, an On; 2019 (11 January 2019). "New Look From Dhanush's 'Asuran' Releases". Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  13. ^ "அசுரன் வேடத்திற்கு மாறிய தனுஷ்". (in Tamil). 10 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Asuran trailer: Dhanush looks fierce in Vetrimaaran film". The Indian Express. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  15. ^ Chennai September 8, India Today Web Desk. "Asuran trailer out: Dhanush and Vetri Maaran promise us a violent action drama". India Today. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Asuran - Official Trailer - Dhanush - Vetri Maaran - G. V. Prakash Kumar - Kalaippuli S Thanu". YouTube. Kalaippuli S Thanu. 8 September 2019.

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