Actor Vijay Sethupathi on his birthday released the first-look poster of his upcoming 25th film, Seethakaathi. The actor put out a tweet on Monday on his official Twitter page with the first-look poster of the film.
Directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan, Seethakaathi marks Vijay Sethupathi’s second venture with the director. Their last film that came out in 2012, a neo-noir black comedy called Naduvula Konjam Pakatha Kaanum, was a great success and received rave reviews from critics.
Known for his versatile role choices, Vijay Sethupathi is seen donning a completely new look of an aged person in the poster.
The poster features Vijay Sethupathi in an almost unrecognisable avatar, sitting cross-legged on a wooden chair, holding a book in his right hand, looking straight through the frame, lost in deep thought. Wearing a long-sleeved kurta and veshti, his countenance exudes power. The black and white poster itself looks like an old, vintage photograph.
Vijay Sethupathi has previously played an aged man in Orange Mittai but the Seethakaathi look is distinct from the earlier avatar.
Balaji began working on his script for Seethakaathi immediately after the success of Naduvula Konjam Pakatha Kaanum. When he began working on his romantic comedy Oru Pakka Kadhai, he had to push Seethakaathi for a later date. Balaji eventually began filming for Seethakaathi in April 2017.
Produced by Sudhan Sundaram, Umesh, Jayaram and Arun Vaidyanathan of Passion Studios, the film will also star Remya Nambeesan, Gayathrie and veteran director J Mahendran.
Earlier, in an interview with The New Indian Express, Balaji dispelled assumptions on the film’s core and connections with the legendary Tamil philanthropist and literature enthusiast of the same name.
Vijay Sethupathi’s last film Karuppan received moderate success. The actor also has a number of films planned for 2018.