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Gayathrie's performance in Maamanithan will fetch her a National Award: Seenu Ramasamy

Maamanithan, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie in lead roles, will hit the screens on June 23.

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Last Updated: 12.56 AM, Jun 20, 2022

Gayathrie's performance in Maamanithan will fetch her a National Award: Seenu Ramasamy
Gayathrie-Vijay Sethupathi; Seenu Ramasamy/Twitter

National Award-winning director Seenu Ramasamy, who introduced Vijay Sethupathi as a hero in Thenmerku Paruvakaatru, has said that Gayathrie, who plays the female lead Maamanithan, has delivered a stunning performance and that there was a good chance that she would win a National Award. 

Speaking at a press conference, Seenu Ramasamy said that he narrated his script to several actresses but none of them was willing to play the mother of two children. "I narrated the script to many actresses, but most of them weren't happy with the second half. They were okay with the romantic portions but in the second half, when they had to portray the role of a mother, most actresses backed out."

The director went on to say, "Gayathrie, however, showed complete interest in this movie and wanted to be a part of it. I am confident that she will win a National award for her outstanding performance in this film."

Gayathrie, who plays Vijay Sethupathi's wife in this realistic drama, had to put on weight for her role in Maamanithan. The actress also had to act without make-up in the film, which is about the love that binds a family and the sacrifice that parents make for their children.

The film, also stars the KPAC Lalitha, Guru Somasundaram, and Ganja Karuppu in pivotal roles, has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and Ilaiyaraaja. It is also the first time the Peranbu composer has joined hands with his father Ilaiyaraaja to compose a film.

Maamanithan has Vijay Sethupathi playing an auto driver called Radhakrishnan. This one is Seenu Ramaswamy's fourth collaboration with Vijay Sethupathi after Thenmerku Paruvakaatru, Dharmadurai, and the yet-to-be-released Idam Porul Eval.

Maamanithan went on floors in Theni in 2018. Like Seenu Ramasamy's other films, this one too will be a village-based story. 

Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie have worked together on Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, Rummy, Puriyadha Pudhir, Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren, Seethakaathi, Super Deluxe and the recently-released, Vikram.