The trailer of actor Vijay Sethupathi‘s next film Kadaisi Vivasayi is out now. The film is both helmed and bankrolled by Kaaka Muttai fame M Manikandan under the banner of Tribal Arts Productions with Vijay Sethupathi and Sameer Bharath Ram co-producing the film. The director has also taken up the mantle of cinematographer once again after his 2016 psycho-thriller Kuttrame Thandanai.
The trailer takes you into a village, making you feel one among the routine, rituals, and festivities of the village. We are introduced to an old farmer (Nallandi) who is seen to have a hearing impairment while also good with his sardonic comments. His son (Vijay Sethupathi), adorned with several beaded chains is nothing less of him, found carrying bags and conversing with monkeys. Yogi Babu, for a change, does not have the trademark impolite tone and is seen to be courteous with his 18-year-old elephant named Kalyani. The racy two-minute trailer ends with a court case where the old farmer has been convicted of a murder he was completely unaware of. We also get to see a glimpse of the youtube sensation dwarf Jayalalitha in the trailer.
Vijay Sethupathi took to Twitter to release the trailer.
— VijaySethupathi (@VijaySethuOffl) December 12, 2019
The film is based on an 85-year-old man suffering from a hearing impairment who tackles the issue of agriculture ignored by mainstream society. The film marks the second association of Vijay Sethupathi and Manikandan. Apart from the lead cast, several villagers also feature in the film. Ilayaraja has been roped in to compose music for the film while Thota Tharani helms art and B Ajit Kumar edits. The film has also adopted live sound by Ajayan Adat & S Radhakrishnan.
Speaking to Silverscreen, Manikandan had earlier said, “Farmers are the backbone of our community, and yet we find it too easy to ignore their plight. They see only rejection from us, and yet they continue to feed us. I wanted to address all these issues in my next.”
Recently, Super Deluxe director Thiagaraja Kumararaja had mentioned in an interview that Kadaisi Vivasayi is one of the best films in recent times. “Arguably the best performance of Vijay Sethupathi yet,” said the director.
The release date of the film is yet to be announced.
Watch the trailer of the film here.
Meanwhile, Vijay Sethupathi who is a part of several films like Laabam, Laal Singh Chaddha, Maamanithan, Ranasingam, Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, Oh My Kadavule has reportedly joined the sets of Lokesh Kanagaraj‘s Thalapathy 64 currently happening in Shimoga, Karnataka. The schedule will wrap up at the end of the month.