Film maker Seenu Ramasamy who ventured in to Tamil cinema with his family drama Koodal Nagar turned the attention of the audience towards him with his impressive work Dharma Durai which hit the screens back in the year 2016 with actors Vijay Sethupathi, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Tamannaah in the lead roles. The entertainer received critical acclamations from the audience and critics alike and went on to be a decent commercial success. Now, the filmmaker is gearing up for the release of his next directorial venture titled Maamanithan which is set to hit the screens this weekend. Actor Vijay Sethupathi has played the lead role while actress Gayathrie Shankar has essayed a vital role in the flick. The production unit is extensively promoting the flick. In one such promotional event director Seenu Ramasamy has heaped praise on actress Gayathrie Shankar.
Talking to a leading media house in the state, the director said, “Actress Gayathrie Shankar has delivered an impressive performance in the movie. I was stunned by her performance. I think she will win the National award this year for her performance.” Speaking on how he landed her in the part, he stated, “I approached many actresses to play the part. Nobody was interested in playing the role of a mother with two kids, and without makeup. When I approached Gayathrie Shankar she was interested in playing the part. She will be seen in the character of a mother which portrays the suffering and sacrifice of a mother.”
Apart from actors Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie Shankar the project has actors K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Guru Somasundaram, Shaji Chen, Jewel Mary, Anikha, Ganja Karuppu, Manasvi Kottachi, and Saravana Sakthi essaying various other supporting roles. The music for the entertainer is composed by Ilaiyaraaja, Yuvan Shankar Raja, and Karthik Raja. The cinematography for the drama is done by M. Sukumar. The movie is edited by editor Sreekar Prasad. The project is funded by Yuvan Shankar Raja and Shan Sutharasan under the production house YSR Productions.
On the work front, actress Gayathrie Shankar who was last seen on Vikram is gearing up for a release of Titanic Kadhalum Kavundhu Pogum directed by M. Janakiraman in which she will be seen alongside actor Kalaiyarasan. The actress is busy shooting for her upcoming venture titled Kaayal filmed by storyteller Damayanthi in which she plays the lead role, for Idimuzhakkam directed by Seenu Ramasamy in which she will be romancing actor G. V. Prakash Kumar, and her Malayalam flick Nna Than Case Kodu helmed by Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval in which she will be seen alongside Kunchacko Boban. Apart from these projects, the actress has her long-delayed film christened Bagheera helmed by story teller Adhik Ravichandran in which she has co starred with actor Prabhu Deva in her pipeline awaiting release.
On the other hand, actor Vijay Sethupathi who was last seen on screens in Vikram is currently busy shooting for his next Tamil drama titled Viduthalai under the directorial of by film maker Vetrimaaran in which he will be sharing the screen space with actor Soori. He is also busy shooting for his Hindi projects christened Mumbaikar helmed by director Santhosh Sivan, Gandhi Talks filmed by director Kishor Pandurang Belekar, and Merry Christmas. Apart from these dramas, the actor will have a release in Malayalam industry with 19 (1) (a).