On Tuesday, Pa Ranjith released the poster of his upcoming production Pariyerum Perumal. Written and directed by Maari Selvaraj, the film stars Kathir, Anandhi, and Yogi Babu.
Pariyerum Perumal has music by Santosh Narayan, who has scored for Ranjith's films previously.
The poster of Pariyerum Perumal shows a dog with a collar and leash around its neck in the foreground while the silhouettes of a number of people can be seen in the background. The film is expected to release in March this year.
Interestingly, a new poster of the Rajinikanth film Kaala which Ranjith has directed, was released a few days ago. The poster showed Rajinikanth, who plays the role of Kaala, sitting next to a dog. The poster was reminiscent of Baasha but with a few important subversions that are typical of Ranjith's depictions.
Pariyerum Perumal is reportedly set in Thirunelveli. Ranjith, under the banner Neelam Productions, recently brought out Malini Jeevarathinam's documentary Ladies and Gentlewomen. He has also been instrumental in organising the Casteless Collective music band. T
he teaser of the film which released last year, features titles of Ranjith's films so far and goes on to display the credits to the beats of the parai instrument. A dog's bark and the sound of the train can be heard, mingling with the beats.
Ranjith has time and again reiterated that art is political and that cinema cannot be free of it. The director has passionately spoken out against caste oppression, sometimes at the cost of risking criticism from his fraternity. All of this makes Pariyerum Perumal a highly anticipated film.