Tughlaq Darbar to Sunny: 5 upcoming projects of Vijay Sethupathi which will be released on OTT platforms
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Tughlaq Darbar to Sunny: 5 upcoming projects of Vijay Sethupathi which will be released on OTT platforms

The actor's Ka Pae Ranasingam, which had a premiere on Zee 5 last year, was his first direct-to-OTT release 

Thinkal Menon
Aug 10, 2021
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Vijay Sethupathi

Vijay Sethupathi, who has his hands full, was last seen in the short, Edhiri, one of the nine films of Netflix's Navarasa, presented by Mani Ratnam and Jayendra Panchapakesan. He will also be seen in the multi-starrer Vikram, in which he will be seen sharing screen space with Kamal Haasan and Fahadh Faasil, apart from half-a-dozen films which are eyeing theatrical release, including Mumbaikar, his Bollywood debut. Meanwhile, he has a few projects, including some long-delayed films, that are expected to be released on different streaming platforms in the coming months. Check out a few of them...

Tughlaq Darbar

The film, directed by Delhi Prasad Deenadayal, was supposed to have a theatrical release in 2020. After a few months into the first lockdown last year, the makers had announced that the crew had completed almost 50 per cent of the film's shooting, and that they will wrap up the remaining portions later. Parthiban, Raashi Khanna and Manjima Mohan among others play lead roles in the film, which will now have a television premiere on September 10, on the occasion of Vinayagar Chathurthi, followed by a release on Netflix. Vijay Sethupathi will be seen essaying the role of a politician for the first time in the movie. 


The movie, which was directed by late SP Jananathan, a National Award-winning filmmaker, has Shruti Haasan paired opposite Sethupathi. Jagapathi Babu plays the antagonist in the project which highlights the struggles of farmers in the country. The director of the film, which is expected to release on Netflix during Deepavali, passed away while its post-production works were going on in full swing. This film, too, was planned as a theatrical release by makers in 2020, but the pandemic played the spoilsport with their plans. 

Kadaisi Vivasayi

Kaaka Muttai fame Manikandan's Kadaisi Vivasayi evoked interest among movie enthusiasts ever since the project was announced. The news of Vijay Sethupathi doing an important character in the film, which was wrapped up some time ago, had raised the expectations among his fans. Its story revolves around an octogenarian farmer and the struggles he undergoes. According to the director, he had approached Rajinikanth to essay the character which Sethupathi took up later. According to sources, Kadaisi Vivasayi is likely to have a release on SonyLIV in October.    


This film, which brought together Sethupathi and Seenu Ramasamy again, was in the news because of one more reason - the first collaboration between maestro Ilaiyarajaa and his sons Yuvan Shankar Raja and Karthik Raja. Gayathrie, KPAC Lalitha and Guru Somasundaram play character roles in the film, which is expected to release on Zee 5 soon. The long-pending film, which had a lion's share of its shooting happened in Kerala, had earlier hit headlines when the actor had a close interaction with people from different walks of life in the state.


The actor is making his OTT debut with this series directed by Raj and DK, the announcement of which, was made recently by the makers. Shahid Kapoor is said to be playing the titular role in the project, which will be releasing on Amazon Prime. Raashi Khanna plays a crucial role in the series; this will be her third collaboration with Sethupathi, after Sangathamizhan and Tughlaq Darbar. The project is the director duo's third association with Amazon Prime, after the two successful seasons of the The Family Man.      

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