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Vijay Sethupathi reveals how he had to shoot for 8 days for Viduthalai but ended up filming for 100 days

Vijay Sethupathi and Soori play lead roles in Viduthalai duology directed by Vetri Maaran

Vijay Sethupathi reveals how he had to shoot for 8 days for Viduthalai but ended up filming for 100 days
Vijay Sethupathi in Viduthalai

Last Updated: 09.59 AM, Mar 01, 2024


Actor Vijay Sethupathi, who was last seen in dark comedy crime thriller Merry Christmas, has an exciting line-up of films this year, including Maharaja and Viduthalai Part 2. Recently, the actor opened up the latter and how his character’s portions had progressed while shooting for the film.

Viduthalai is a duology helmed by Vetri Maaran. The first part released last year. Starring Soori, Gautham Menon, Bhavani Sre, and others, the second part is expected to have a release this year.


What did Vijay Sethupathi say about Viduthalai?

Vijay Sethupathi plays Vathiyar in the duology. While he had a limited screen time in the first part, the second instalment is expected to explore more about his character and the past. Speaking about his role, in a recent interview Vijay Sethupathi said that the works for the second part are ongoing.

“It will concentrate more on how Vathiyar's life began, the evolution his life had and what he understood from it. The film will concentrate on both him and the aftermath of what happened from the events you saw in the first half. We are currently shooting portions concentrating on Vathiyar's life, how did he begin as Tamil teacher, how he learnt about the people around him,” the actor added. While rumours were speculating that Manju Warrier will also be seen in the film, Vijay Sethupathi said that her potions have not been shot yet.

Vijay Sethupathi also revealed that initially his portions were to be shot only for eight days, but after the initial days of shooting, the makers had enough fodder for the character. Eventually, the actor ended up shooting for about 100 days for Viduthalai.

About Viduthalai

Recently both parts of the film were screened at the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam. It received a standing ovation. Directed by Vetri Maaran, Viduthalai is about the people movement against the systematic oppression by those in power.

Soori plays the role of a rookie cop who is named to capture Vathiyar, the head of the people's movement. With music by Ilaiyaraaja, the release date for the second part is yet to be announced. It is based on B Jeyamohan's literary work Thunaivan.

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