Here's what Vijay Sethupathi has in store for us this year.
One of most sought-after actors of Tamil cinema today, Vijay Sethupathi stands apart with his choice of unconventional scripts and inspired characters.
He is not your typical mass hero, with a dramatic entry song or a spectacular fight scene.
It was his brilliant portrayal of an eccentric 40-year-old kidnapper in Soodhu Kavvum that made him a household name overnight.
This year promises to be exciting for Vjay, as he will be seen in films made by amazing directors like Karthik Subbaraj, Nalan Kumarasamy and Seenu Ramaswamy.
Here is a look at what the versatile actor has in store for us this year.
Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum
Vijay Sethupathi teams up Soodhu Kavvum director Nalan Kumarasamy for the second time for a romantic comedy titled Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum.
Based on a Korean film called My Dear Desperado, the film is bankrolled by C V Kumar under the Thirukumaran Entertainment banner.
Premam actress Madonna Sebastian plays the female lead.
The film is expected to release on the Valentine’s Day weekend.
After Pizza and Jigarthanda, it is Iraivi for director Karthik Subbaraj.
Vijay Sethupathi, who had been part of both his previous ventures, has been roped in a significant role in this multi-starrer that has created quite a stir with its intense trailer.
Others in cast include director SJ Surya, Bobby Simha, Karunakaran, Anjali, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Pooja Devariya and veteran actor Radharavi.
Santhosh Narayanan has composed the music.
After playing a rowdy in his last film Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, Vijay will don the khaki for the first time in a film that is interestingly titled Sethupathi.
The film is directed by S U Arun Kumar, who had previously made his debut with the Vijay Sethupati-starrer Pannaiyarum Padminiyum.
Vijay's Pizza co-star Remya Nambeesan joins him again here.
Idam Porul Yaeval
It was director Seenu Ramasamy’s National award-winning 2010 film Thenmerku Paruvakaatru that first saw Vijay Sethupathi in a lead role.
The two have now got back together for a film titled Idam Porul Yaeval.
The film also stars Vishnu, Nandita Swetha and Iyshwarya Rajesh of Kaaka Muttai fame.
Produced by Lingusamy, the film has been lying in the cans for quite some time and is expected to release later this year.
Mellisai has been in the making since December 2013.
The film is directed by debutant Ranjit Jeyakodi and produced under Rebel Studio Productions.
Vijay will be seen as a music composer in the film while Gayathrie, who has worked with him in films like Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom and Rummy, will play a violin teacher.