Son of actor and producer MR Santhanam and brother of actor-director Santhana Bharathi, Shivaji mainly appeared in comic and supporting roles.
Scripted, directed and produced by the Malayali trio, Oruvan is the lone Tamil movie from India to be considered at the TIFF.
The film, an action fantasy drama, is directed by Madonne Ashwin, with Shanthi Talkies backing the film. Actor Vijay Sethupathi lent his voice for a prominent part of the film.
Directed by P Vasu, the film is backed by Lyca Productions and marks the actor’s comeback to Tamil cinema since the 2021 Thalaivii.