Vijay Sethupathi announces release date for Laabam as Tughlaq Durbar goes the OTT way

Vijay Sethupathi announces release date for Laabam as Tughlaq Durbar goes the OTT way


Filmmaker Pa Ranjith on Thursday launched a tune from the upcoming movie Laabam. And with the tune, the filmmakers additionally revealed its release date. “The film will release on Ramzan! (sic),” tweeted Vijay Sethupathi, who’s taking part in the lead position in Laabam.

The tune titled Yaamili Yaamiliyaa was launched as a tribute to the movie’s director, SP Jhananathan, who handed away earlier this 12 months. The Nationwide Award-winning filmmaker fell unconscious at his residence in Chennai in March this 12 months. After he was rushed to the hospital, the docs came upon that he had blood clots in his mind. On March 13, he died of cardiac arrest whereas he was nonetheless beneath medical care.

Jhananathan had carved a distinct segment for himself in the trade by making socially aware movies that replicate on the evils of an unequal and casteist society. Judging by the trailer launched earlier, Laabam additionally revolves round urgent social points. The director’s different notable works embrace the 2006 movie E and the 2009 movie Peranmai.

Laabam was SP Jhananathan’s second movie with Vijay Sethupathi after Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai in 2015. Billed as a geopolitical drama, the movie stars Shruti Haasan, Sai Dhanshika, Kalaiyarasan, Ramesh Thilak, Prithivi Rajan, Danial Anne Pope, Nithish Veera and Jai Varman.

It appears the release date of Laabam was introduced to allay the issues of distributors and exhibitors in Tamil Nadu. Vijay Sethupathi maybe hopes the promise to release Laabam in theatres subsequent month would soften the blow when the direct OTT release of his different movie is introduced formally.

In response to experiences, the makers of his upcoming political satire Tughlaq Durbar have offered the movie to Disney Plus Hotstar as they wish to skip its theatrical release owing to the new Covid-19 lockdown guidelines.

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