Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan

Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan (lit. A white man never lies) is a 2015 Tamil language comedy film written and directed by newcomer A. L. Abanindran. The film features an ensemble cast of Praveen Kumar, Sanam Shetty, Shalini Vadnikatti, Bala Saravanan, Aruldoss, Jayaprakash, Karthik Kumar, and Aadukalam Naren. The film released on 24 December 2015.

Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan
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Directed byA. L. Abanindran
Produced byDevanshu Arya
Vachan Shetty
Ravi Varman
Written byA. L. Abanindran
StarringPraveen Kumar
Sanam Shetty
Shalini Vadnikatti
Bala Saravanan
Karthik Kumar
Aadukalam Naren
Music byJoshua Sridhar
Timothy Madhukar
Edited byAnthony
Ignite Films
Distributed byKalaipuli International
Release date
  • 24 December 2015 (2015-12-24)
Running time
127 minutes



The project was announced by Devanshu Arya of Ignite Films and director Abanindran in late 2014, and marked the director's feature film debut after he and Devanshu Arya had previously assisted during the making of Rajiv Menon's Minsara Kanavu (1997) and Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000). The film features newcomer Praveen Kumar, who played a supporting role in Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013) in the lead role alongside Shalini Vadnikatti, a model from Hyderabad. Abanindran had worked with Praveen Kumar and the producers, Ignite Films, before, when the trio worked on the television serial, Dharmayutham for Vijay TV during 2012.[1] Cinematographer Ravi Varman also worked as a co-producer for the film, marking his maiden production. The ensemble cast was also revealed to feature Sanam Shetty, Karthik Kumar, Aadukalam Naren, Jayaprakash and Bala Saravanan, while Anthony was announced as the film's editor.[2] The film was named after a dialogue spoken by Vadivelu in the film Aarya (2007).[3]

The team shot the film around Chennai in forty days.[4] After the film was completed, S. Thanu of Kalaipuli International bought the film's worldwide distribution rights.


The film released to mixed reviews in December 2015, having been delayed for three weeks as a result of the 2015 South Indian floods. A critic from The New Indian Express noted that "it was an impressive debut".[5]


  1. ^ Jyothsna. "Director Abanindran on his film Vellaya Irukkaravan Poi Solla Maattan". Behindwoods.
  2. ^ "'Half-baked Opinions Can Put You in a Spot'". The New Indian Express.
  3. ^ Lee, Dharmik (16 May 2017). "வடிவேலுவின் ஃபேமஸ் டயலாக்குகள்தான் இந்தப் படங்களின் டைட்டில்ஸ்!". Vikatan (in Tamil). Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maattan: Looking to Hit Out at Society's Prejudices". The New Indian Express.
  5. ^ Review The New Indian Express

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