Laabam, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Shruti Haasan, has begun its final phase of shooting in Krishnagiri and is set for an early-2021 release. Speaking with Silverscreen India on Thursday, the film’s publicity manager Yuvraaj said, “The film is in its last leg of shooting and currently the climax is being shot at Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu. The shooting will be completed within one week and the film will be released in February or March next year.”
The team has also shared photos of the shoot:
The shooting of #MakkalSelvan @VijaySethuOffl‘s Sociopolitical #Laabam is in full swing & nearing completion. Here are some nice pictures from the shooting spot.#SPJhananathan @immancomposer @ramji_ragebe1 @vsp_productions @7CsPvtPte @Aaru_Dir @yogeshdir pic.twitter.com/QzYQEt2fVc
— Yuvraaj (@proyuvraaj) November 25, 2020
According to Yuvraaj, all protocols issued by the State government in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic were being followed, with everyone on set wearing masks. He said, “Since the shooting is taking place in natural locations, the film sets have ropes tied around its borders in order to control the people who can come inside the shooting location.”
Directed by SP Jananathan, Laabam also stars Jagapathi Babu, Sai Dhanshika, and Kalaiyarasan in prominent roles. Ramji is the cinematographer, while D Imman will score the film’s music.
The trailer of the film was released earlier in August and features Sethupathi as an activist who is supporting farmers who suffer at the hands of big corporate companies.
Apart from Laabam, Sethupathi is also starring in the upcoming Malayalam film 19 (1) (2)_ alongside Nithya Menen. This will be Sethupathi’s second Malayalam film after Maarconi Mathaai in 2019. His other ongoing work includes the upcoming Tamil political thriller Tughlaq Durbar, helmed by Delhiprasad Deenadayalan, where he plays the antagonist.
Shruti Haasan was last seen in the Tamil anthology film Putham Pudhu Kaalai that released on Amazon Prime Video in October. Her upcoming releases include Telugu action thriller Krack, for which she has once again teamed up with director Gopichand Malineni after 2013 Telugu film Balupu. She also has Vakeel Saab, the Telugu remake of Hindi film Pink in the pipeline.