Top-Cast: Ashwin, Prasana Balachandran, Kumar
Writer: Perumal Murugan
Seththumaan is an Indian Tamil language drama film scheduled for the exclusive premiere on SonyLiv. As per the source, the release of this film will be directly on SonyLiv on 27th May 2022 and not in theaters. The film is directed by Thamizh and co-written by Perumal Murugan. The star cast who roped in this film includes Manickam, Master Ashwin, Suruli, Prasanna, Kumar, Savithiri, Kannigha, Annamalai, Nagethran, and Guru in the lead roles. This film is produced under the banner of Neelam Productions by Pa. Ranjith.
The music in this film is composed by Bindu Malini, while the cinematography and editing is handled by Pratheep Kaliraja, and C.S. Premkumar respectively. The duration of this film is around 1 hour and 52 minutes.
This is a movie that has won multiple accolades when it premiered at the Chennai International Film Festival. Now this film is all set to premiere on SonyLiv on 27th May 2022. The story of this film revolves around an old man, his grandson and Seththumaan means pig.
Set in the year of 2017, Dalit Lawyer Ramnath Kovind has just been elected to the presidency flaring up the age old caste issues in the county. In a small Tamilian village where Poochiyappa lives, he is a lower caste, basket maker hopes for a better future for the orphaned Kumaresan.
The old man works for a sarcastic landlord named Vellappayan (Suruli), who develops a sudden craving for pork and orders Poochiyappa and the pig rearer to arrange and cook a pig for the owner. This was not a good activity and this could hurt the religious sentiments of the community and invite caste based slurs, this was complete violence against the poor old man.
The story of this film is based on the short tale “Varugari” (Fried Meat) by the renowned writer Perumal Murugan, and he is also the script writer for this film.