Vijay Sethupathi Unveils First Look Poster for His 50th Film, “Maharaja”
Renowned actor Vijay Sethupathi has revealed the first look poster for his milestone 50th film, “Maharaja,” during a press conference held in Chennai. Directed by Nithilan, this upcoming movie “Maharaja” has already created a buzz in the entertainment industry with its intriguing poster and promising storyline.
The poster itself is gripping, featuring Vijay Sethupathi in a blood-stained shirt and pants, seated in a police station while holding a sickle in his hand. What catches the eye is the apparent mutilation of his left ear, hinting at the film’s intense and suspenseful narrative.
During the press conference, Vijay Sethupathi expressed his emotions about reaching this significant milestone in his career. He humbly acknowledged the support and feedback he has received from both fans and critics. He said, “Reaching the mark of 50 films was never something I expected; it’s really a remarkable achievement”. Reflecting on how far we’ve come fills us with hope and imparts invaluable experience, including patience and wisdom. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the directors and co-stars who have contributed to my journey.”
He also shared a heartwarming anecdote about how his journey in the movie industry began. After completing the dubbing for “Naan Mahaan Alla,” he exchanged phone numbers with Aruldas Annan. This connection ultimately led to a pivotal moment in his career when director Seenu Ramasamy approached him for a film. Despite not having a strong relationship at the time, Vijay Sethupathi agreed to the project, leading him to where he is today. He expressed his gratitude, saying, “Thank you very much, Aruldas. Thank you, Seenu sir, for this moment.”
Regarding “Maharaja,” Vijay Sethupathi praised the cast and crew for their outstanding performances. He particularly lauded Abhirami and Mamata for their exceptional acting skills. He revealed his admiration for Abhirami Medathoda, stating, “I’ve been a fan of Abhirami Medathoda since ‘Virumandi’.” He also assured that “Maharaja” would not only captivate the audience with its storytelling but also perform well commercially. Nithilan, the director, envisioned the film “Maharaja” as a potential blockbuster from the beginning, aiming to bring double or triple profits to the producer.
Vijay Sethupathi also took a moment to acknowledge the presence of Anurag Kashyap in the film “Maharaja”. He described Anurag as not only a talented director but also a commendable actor. Vijay shared that he made a phone call to Anurag, who readily agreed to be a part of the project and delivered a remarkable performance.
Vijay Sethupathi’s last appearance on the big screen was as the antagonist in Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan,” which made an impressive box office collection of over ₹280 crore within just four days of its release.