On Vijay Sethupathi’s birthday, the makers of Seethakaathi reveal his look from the movie and it is stunning
Today happens to be the chameleonic actor Vijay Sethupathi‘s 40th birthday. On the behalf of the entire Times Now desk, we wish this wonderful talent a very Happy Birthday!
On this special occasion, the makers of his upcoming movie Seethakaathi had revealed the look of his character in the movie. And we have to say we are stunned!
The actor is totally unrecognizable in the old man getup, which reminded me of Kamal Hassan‘s similar look in Indian/Hindustani. Though the makers have not revealed the details of his character, the movie is said to be revolved around him. However, his name is not Seethakaathi. BTW, this happens to be Vijay Sethupathi‘s 25th movie.
Coming back to his look, it has been designed by Oscar-winning makeup artistes Kevin Haney and Alex Noble. The director Balaji Tharaneetharan revealed, “Last month, Vijay Sethupathi and I had flown to Los Angeles to meet the makeup artists to get the mold and wig designed for this prosthetic makeup.
We have started shooting Vijay Sethupathi’s portions only now. It takes almost four hours for him to do this makeup and one hour to get it removed. It is a tedious process, but the outcome has been excellent.” Balaji had earlier worked with Sethupathi in the cult comedy Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom.
In another website, producer Sudhan Sundaram had this to say about the movie and its leading man, “Seethakaathi is fresh and different in every sense. Director Balaji Tharaneetharan has given his heart and soul to create this character and Vijay Sethupathy has literally lived this character. This role is very different to even an actor like Vijay Sethupathi who himself is known to do out of the box scripts. His look will be a massive surprise for the audience when they see it.
We were looking out for an ideal date to release the first look of the movie. What better day than Vijay Sethupathyis birthday on January 16 to have such an announcement. The first look will be out on January 16 and I am very sure the audience reaction to the poster is going to be jaw-dropping.
Vijay Sethupathi‘s get up is so unbelievably interesting. We are very excited about January 16. I must confess that we are very proud to be doing a movie like Seethakaathi.”
Vijay Sethupathi’s look in Seethakaathi
We had told you that Vijay Sethupathi will be seen in a totally different look in Seethakaathi, which sees him teaming up with his Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom director Balaji Tharaneetharan. Here, we present to you the look of the Makkal Selvan.
The look has been designed by Oscar-winning makeup artist Kevin Haney and Alex Noble. Says Balaji Tharaneetharan, “Last month, Vijay Sethupathi and I had flown to Los Angeles to meet the makeup artists to get the mold and wig designed for this prosthetic makeup. We have started shooting Vijay Sethupathi‘s portions only now. It takes almost four hours for him to do this makeup and one hour to get it removed. It is a tedious process, but the outcome has been excellent.”
The film, he says, will be a drama, and revolves around Vijay Sethupathi‘s character, and adds that National Award-winning actress Archana is paired opposite him. “His character is not named Seethakaathi, but you will understand the significance of the title when you watch the film,” says the director.
Remya Nambeesan, Gayathrie, and Parvathy Nair will be seen in cameos in this film, which also has veteran director Mahendra, Mouli, and NKPK’s Bagavathy Perumal and Rajkumar in supporting roles.