The trailer for Vijay Sethupathi's highly anticipated film Seethakathi was released on Wednesday. The three minute video shows Vijay Sethupathi as Ayya Aadhimoolam, a veteran actor and superstar, who suddenly decides not to show up for shoots.
As the vexed directors complain to the Producers' Council and his fans wait for him eagerly, Ayya Aadhimoolam is shown taking care of a young boy, possibly his grandson.
Veteran director Bharathiraja is also part of the trailer, playing a director who has offered Ayya a role in the past but was rejected.
It appears that the film will take potshots at how the Tamil film industry operates, in one scene, an enthusiastic director or producer is shown saying he wants the visibly aged Ayya to play the father and son in his movie.
Vijay Sethupathi sports heavy prosthetic make-up to carry off his look as Ayya Aadhimoolam. It remains to be seen if this will hamper the actor's natural performance. We only catch glimpses of the character in the trailer, with the actor falling to his knees onstage towards the end and saying, "I'm a tired old man. I myself have become history."
Vijay‚Äôs look as Ayya Aadhimoolam was released on Instagram and had garnered the attention of fans in a big way a few days ago. Later, another poster featuring the star as Veteran Kumar in a warrior-like look also went viral. Sources in the know say that he will be appearing in three different get-ups in the film.
It may be noted here that the Hollywood technician Kevin Haney has been roped in to design Vijay‚Äôs look in Seethakathi. Seethakathi is directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan who had directed the hit movie Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kanom which had Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role. Seethakathi also has Gayathrie in the star cast with veteran director J Mahendran playing the villain. Govind Vasantha is composing the tunes for this flick with Saraskanth TK doing the cinematography and R Govindaraj roped in for editing.
Seethakathi is being bankrolled by Sudhan Sundaram, Umesh G, Jayaram and Arun Vaidyanathan under the banner Passion Studios. The film is expected to release on December 20.
(With inputs from Digital Native)