Director SU Arun Kumar, whose last film Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (2014) received critical acclaim, is now in the process of directing his next film — Sethupathi, featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan in the lead.
“The film is about a cop, a married man with family. Vijay Sethupathi plays a Law and Order Inspector, who is tough while handling criminals and extremely gentle while dealing with family members. This will be a realistic film,” begins director Arun.
Does this mean the film will feature a cop vs politician conflict? “No, it has nothing to do with politicians. It’s about the problems that ordinary cops face on a day-to-day basis,” says Arun, who says that his film is inspired by a two to three real life incidents.
“The story is set in Madurai and we have shot the entire film in one schedule. This is the first time that I am making an action film. At the moment, post production work is on and soon, the film will be ready for release,” says Arun even as actor Vijay Sethupathi intervenes.
“One reason why we were able to shoot the film swiftly was because of our cameraman Dinesh Krishnan. Dinesh is fast and sensible. This is the fourth time I am working with him. I am sure I will be working with him in several more films,” he says.
Get Vijay Sethupathi to comment on how the film got its name and he says, “Actually, we were on the lookout for a name. However, we couldn’t find one. It was at that time that director Arun came up with this suggestion of calling this film Sethupathi. I wasn’t too sure about this title as I felt it would be a little too much to have my name as the title. But the director felt strongly about it and therefore, we have named it as Sethupathi.”