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Pa Ranjith's Seththumaan to stream on Sony LIV on May 27

The teaser of the film directed by Thamizh was released today

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 01.46 PM, May 11, 2022

Pa Ranjith's Seththumaan to stream on Sony LIV on May 27
A poster of Seththumaan

The teaser of Pa Ranjith's upcoming production Seththumaan was released today. The film, directed by debutant Thamizh, is partly based on novelist Perumal Murugan's work Varugari. The makers of the film, Neelam Productions shared the teaser on their social media handle, "Delighted to share the teaser of #Seththumaan, produced by @officialneelam and directed by #Thamizh, with all of you. Worldwide premiere on May 27th only on @SonyLIV! #SeththumaanOnSonyLiv @beemji @perumal_murugan @doppratheep @anthoruban (sic)."

Streaming partner Sony LIV, too, made the announcement on its social media handle, "A differently told story of an old man who goes against all odds to make his grandson powerful! Get ready to watch the masterpiece of Director Thamizh, produced by Pa. Ranjith, streaming on May 27th only on SonyLIV #SeththumaanOnSonyLIV (sic)."

Seththumaan was premiered at the International Film Festival of Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram edition. The film delves various aspects of the caste system- the connection between caste and food, caste and violence et al. It also explores how caste touches upon every aspect of one's life. The plot revolves around Poochiyappa, who belongs to an oppressed caste and dreams of social mobility for his grandson Kumaresan, who parents were killed in a caste riot that rocked his village.

Poochi's landlord instructs him to find a seththumaan, a chosen pig, whose meat is denigrated by those occupying the higher positions in the caste ladder. Poochi and his grandson are on the lookout for the pig. And as the pig gets cooked, his dominant caste landlords begin fighting with each other. 

Seththumaan had won the top Grand Jury Prize at The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) in 2021. The year's festival had over 40 films from 17 languages taking part in it. The film was also screened at a number of international film festivals and had won a number of awards for the concept, for the sensitive but hard-hitting portrayal of the caste system and the screenplay and performances.