Vijay‘s and Seeman‘s Pagalavan is a contemporary film in the sense that, though there is no debate as to whether the film is set in a time period in the past or the present, it takes contemporary issues and highlights them with social relevance.
Earlier Seeman had written his script in a way that attacked the former ruling party, since he was thrown in jail by them. Now, Seeman believes the same script could look like an attack at the current ruling party which is in friendly terms with both the actor and the director.
So, Seeman had rewritten the script from the original version in which Vijay was a doctor and he would fight the mafia that traded illegal expired drugs. The change has come in the form of Vijay choosing to study IPS to become a Policeman in order to fight the mafia.
Yes, after studying MBBS or MD to become a doctor, Vijay then studies IPS to become a Policeman! Absurd! Isn’t it? We don’t know because we can’t be sure how this will convert on screen. The magic is in the screenplay where he will require a deeper setback fighting the criminals as a doctor. The setback must justify his studying IPS. Well, we are simply telling you how this script can work better!