It is a well-known fact that director Seenu Ramasamy was the one to introduce Vijay Sethupathi as a hero to the Tamil film industry, through the film Thenmerku Paruvakatru. Though the film was not a high-flying performer at the box office, it acted as a great visiting card for both the director and the actor, who have gone on to become household names today. However, Seenu Ramasamy revealed an important incident about his relationship with Vijay Sethupathi, during the press meet of his upcoming release Kanne Kalaimaane.
“After Dharmadurai, I found it very hard to put together my next film. Even after such a big critical and commercial success, I was not that important. Only one man Vijay Sethupathi held the trust in me, and asked me to start work on my next project with him, Maamanithan. During that period, I got a call from Red Giant Pictures and that’s how Kanne Kalaimaane came into being,” he said with a vote of thanks.
Seenu Ramasamy added that he had written the script of Kanne Kalaimaane ten years ago, but was apprehensive of pitching it as the weightage of the women in it were on the higher side. “This is a film that promotes feminism and the importance of women in our society. I am so thankful to Udhaynidhi Stalin for coming forward to produce and act in this one. It needs a big heart and he has it,” he concluded.
Even before the release of his Kanne Kalaimaane on the 22nd of February, Seenu Ramasamy has already got done with the shoot for his next film Maamanithan. Vijay Sethupathi plays the role of an auto driver in the film, which also stars Gayathrie and Guru Somasundaram.