Padaiveeran, singer Vijay Yesudas's debut film as hero, has been long in the coming but has finally got a release date. Expected to hit the screens on February 2, the team has launched the trailer of the film on Tuesday.
Set against a rural backdrop, Vijay plays a wastrel who turns into a cop. Director Bharathi Raja, who is also an acclaimed actor, is playing a pivotal role in the film.
While the trailer suggests that the film will have plenty of comedy, it appears that things will take a darker turn as the story progresses. Amritha plays the heroine in Padaiveeran.
Directed by Dhana, the film has music by Karthik Raja and has been produced by Madhivanan under the banner of Evoke. Padaiveeran will go up against Vijay Sethupathi's Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren this weekend.
Actor Dulquer Salmaan, who is Vijay Yesudas's close friend, tweeted his excitement on seeing the trailer.
OMG so so excited and proud !! Check out Vju killing it as a leading man in #Padaiveeran !! https://t.co/IjkuRzJrp5 @IAMVIJAYYESUDASâ€” dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) January 30, 2018
Vijay Yesudas is the son of Kerala's most beloved singer, Yesudas. However, he grew up in Chennai and is quite comfortable in Tamil - which is evident from the dubbing we get to see in the trailer.
The singer has a number of hits to his credit, including Malare from the Nivin Pauly starrer Premam. Interestingly, Hey Jude, Nivin Pauly's Malayalam film which marks Trisha's debut in the industry, is also releasing this week.