Sethupathi’s Maamanithan is a highly anticipated new project from the multiple award-winning Tamil megastar.
In the Kollywood film industry, Sethupathi is known as Makkal Selvan, which translates to “people’s treasure” in Kannada. In M. Manikandan’s Kadaisi Vivasayi, he made a significant cameo appearance.
In addition to Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Vikram, Merry Christmas, 19 (1) (a), Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, Viduthalai, Gandhi Talks, and Mumbaikar, the actor has a slew of projects in the works for this year and the next.
Maamanithan is directed and written by Seenu Ramaswamy, who also directed Sethupathi’s debut feature film, Thenmerku Paruvakaatru, a drama film. Shan Sutharasan and Yuvan Shankar Raja are producing the movie together under the name YSR Productions.
After the success of Dharma Durai, Ramaswamy signed Sethupathi for the film, which stars Tamannaah and Sethupathi in the lead roles.
CAST OF MAAMANITHAN
Aside from the male lead of Makkal Selvan, Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie Shankar, best known for her role in Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, is playing the female lead in the film (2012).
Bagheera, a psychological thriller by Prabhu Deva, and Titanic Kavundhu Pogum, a comedy by Kalaiyarasan, are two of her upcoming projects.
Veteran actresses K.P.A.C. Lalitha and Guru Somasundaram are among the supporting cast, as are actors Shaji Chen, Jewel Mary, Anikha, Ganja Karuppu, and Saravana Sakthi, among others.
TEAM TECHNICAL AND SOUND TRACK
The film’s cinematography and editing are handled by M. Sukumar and Sreekar Prasad, respectively.
Young composer Yuvan Shankar Raja and his father, veteran music composer Ilaiyaraaja, and brother, Karthik Raja, are the film’s backers, as well as its composers. It’s the first movie that really brings the Rajas together as a unit.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s independent music label U1 Records released the film’s first single, “Thattiputta,” on April 7, 2021. Father Ilaiyaraaja performed it.
Yuvan sang Ye Rasa, a song sung by Yuvan himself, on May 28, 2021. Pa.Vijay wrote the lyrics for both songs.
Vairamuthu had been asked to write lyrics for the project before, but he turned it down because of his disagreement with Ilaiyaraaja and the sexual harassment claims against him.
Maamanithan’s Release Date
As a result of a lawsuit filed by Jayaseelan against the film’s producers, the film’s release date has been pushed back until September or October 2019.
When the movie’s digital streaming rights were acquired, it was reported that the producers had begun talks with streaming platform Zee5.
All of these claims, however, turned out to be untrue, as the film will skip a direct digital release in favour of a May 20th theatrical release. Actor and distributor RJ Suresh has recently purchased the theatrical rights for this film and will distribute it in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, where he is well-known and well-respected.
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Finally, it’s scheduled for release on June 24, 2022.
Maamanithan: Official Teaser
On December 6, 2021, the makers of this family drama film released the official teaser. An auto-driver named Radha Krishnan is introduced in the film’s one-minute teaser, which stars Vijay Sethupathi.
It begins with Radha Krishnan telling a story to his young daughter. Additionally, he is shown dropping off his daughter at school with other students. Mystery and suspense are guaranteed in this film.