The first-look poster of Vijay Sethupathi starrer Laabam is out now. The film is helmed by director SP Jhananathan and is being jointly bankrolled by Vijay Sethupathi under his Vijay Sethupathi Productions banner and by P Arumugakumar under his 7C’s Entertainment Private Limited banner. Shruti Haasan stars alongside Vijay in the film. This is the first time the duo will be seen together.
Vijay Sethupathi is seen standing in the centre carrying a megaphone in the poster, while at the back, we find a policeman shooting down a man holding a plough and a woman protesting along with a toddler and a young girl. While Vijay Sethupathi’s figure is polychromatic, the people behind him take the form of cement sculptures. The election stamp is also seen near the title along with the words ‘daylight robbery’, clearly indicating a story against the establishment and its ways. Although conveying a lot, the poster comes across as a bit chaotic.
The poster was launched at the Ananda Vikatan Awards on Saturday.
Here it is Makkal Selvan @VijaySethuOffl ‘s #LaabamFirstLook
A Day Light Robbery 🔥@shruthihaasan #SPJhananathan@immancomposer @7CsPvtPte @Aaru_Dir @ramji_ragebe1 @sathishoffl @KalaiActor @SaiDhanshika @thilak_ramesh @proyuvraaj @yogeshdir @LahariMusic pic.twitter.com/62LlmjuQ5K
— VSP_Productions (@vsp_productions) January 11, 2020
The film speaks of the exploitation farmers faced right from the British period and will show their plight today. It also has its share of commercial elements. After the first look poster was launched, SP Jhananathan had a few words to say. “It was the citizens who both shot down the people and also got shot by the people,” said the director.
Apart from the lead pair, the film stars actors Kalaiarasan, Sathish, Sai Dhanshika, Ramesh Thilak, Daniel Annie Pope, Prithvi, and Jagapathi Babu in important roles. Ramji is handling cinematography, Imman is composing music, V Selvakumar is helming art and N Ganesh Kumar is editing.
While the buzz around the film is low for several unknown reasons, Imman has kept the audience on the lookout by roping in new talents to render the songs in the film. Recently, he had asked Vijay TV’s Kalakka Povathu Yaaru fame Naveen to perform an intro mimicry act for a song rendered by Sunidhi Chauhan. He also brought onboard singers Srinidhi, Divya Kumar and Narayanan Ravishankar to croon for the film.
Roped in KPY Naveen for an intro mimicry act and Singer @SunidhiChauhan5 for a foot tapping number in SP Jananathan’s directorial #Laabam Starring @VijaySethuOffl n @shrutihaasan in the lead! Lyrics by @YugabhaarathiYb Praise God! pic.twitter.com/q2qPzPEkrB
— D.IMMAN (@immancomposer) September 4, 2019
Here is the first look poster:
Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi who is a part of several films like, Maamanithan, Kadaisi Vivasaayi, Ranasingam, Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, Laal Singh Chaddha, Tughlaq Durbar, and Oh My Kadavule has joined the sets of Lokesh Kanagaraj‘s Master last week. His portions with actor Vijay are to be shot in a few days. The team is currently shooting the fourth schedule in Chennai.