After impressing critics and audiences alike in R. Balakrishnan’s Shamitabh, actor Dhanush has gone fully local, going by the trailer of his next Tamil outing Maari, which is slated for theatrical release on July 17.

In the film, Dhanush is said to be playing a local hooligan, who goes with the catchphrase "Will finish you off".

The action-packed trailer features the Raanjhanaa star in a dhoti-clad, cigarette-smoking and twirled-moustache avatar.

Directed by Balaji Mohan, the film has music by Anirudh Ravichander.

Maari is jointly produced by R. Sarath Kumar, Radikaa Sarath Kumar and Listin Stephen.