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Name: Seethakaathi
Censor Type: U
Running Time: 173 min
Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 20, 2018
Director: Balaji Tharaneetharan
Stars: Vijay SethupathiRemya NambeesanKarunakaran
Music Director: Govind Menon

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Credited cast:
Vijay Sethupathi Vijay Sethupathi ...
T. S. B. K. Moulee T. S. B. K. Moulee ...
J. Mahendran J. Mahendran ...
Remya Nambeesan Remya Nambeesan ...
Gayathrie Gayathrie ...
Parvathy Nair Parvathy Nair ...
Karunakaran Karunakaran ...
Bagavathi Perumal Bagavathi Perumal ...
Rajkumar Rajkumar ...


Seethakaathi is a 2018 Tamil language art film written and directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan, starring Vijay Sethupathi in the lead. The film began production in April 2017.

The film marks as Vijay Sethupathi's 25th film in leading roles.Upon release the film received mixed reviews from critics.
Ayya Aadhimoolam(Vijay Sethupathi) is a celebrated theatre actor who refuses to act in films because he wants to act in front of a live audience.In recent years due to films and Various other means Ayya's plays have a meagre occupancy which bothers him.During an act Ayya dies but Ayya's assistant Parasuraman(Moulee) continues to stage plays.

During a rehearsal he observes that two actors were just extraordinary in their acting.When the play happens he observes that Saravanan (Rajkumar) a budding actor bows down to the audience even when the curtains are closed he affirms that Ayya's spirit is still acting.Saravanan afterwards acts in a film directed by Thyagu which becomes a success. 

It is revealed that not Saravanan but Ayya acted in the film because he liked the story of the film.Once Saravanan signs a film without Parasuraman's knowledge who selects the script for him.Afterwards during director Sundar (Bagavathi Perumal)'s shoot Ayya's spirit suddenly stops acting after which it is revealed to the media that Ayya acted in the films which featured Saravanan as the lead. Afterwards various producers approach Ayya for Their film and Parasumaran selects the scripts of the film on the basis of content.

This makes Ayya s huge superstar in Tamil Cinema.A producer Dhanapal (Sunil Reddy) wants Ayya to act in his film but doesn't reveal that he inserts action and song sequences but when Parasumaran comes to know that Dhanapal he is aghast.Afterwards due to Dhanapal's deception Ayya stops acting permanently but Dhanapal who wants to complete his film at any cost pressurises Parasumaran and Ayya's family. After lodging a complaint in the Producers council he alleges that Ayya didn't act in the first place and they are fraudsters.

The case goes into court where Ayya's family gets a footage of Dhanapal's film Dhanapal alleges that they stole his film but the film is presented as an exhibit for the Judge (J. Mahendran) who observes Dhanapal's acting and tells him to act in the film but Dhanapal refuses to act which implies that Ayya acted in the film.

The Judge concludes that a man cannot be separated from his art and Ayya though not here but somewhere he is there for his art. After the case ends a school play is shown where the lead actor who bows down for a long time implying that Ayya's spirit is still alive.   




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