Everyone’s all talk about 800, the Vijay Sethupathi-starring biopic on famous cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan, since the first look came out yesterday. The biggest reason to be excited for this is that none other than THE Vijay Sethupathi is all set to play the lead. Here’s an actor who can play literally any role in the world, who completely loses himself in his character. His versatility comes out in his strong screen presence and the believability with which he portrays different people. If you need proof, check out these films :
Super Deluxe is a master movie. Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, the film is an anthology of four narratives that weave together. An unfaithful wife, an estranged father and an angry boy must all face their demons on one fateful day. Vijay Sethupathi plays Shilpa, a transgender woman who returns to his family after six years of being away. This heartbreaking role stole all our hearts because of the conviction with which Sethupathi played Shilpa, by finding “the woman inside him” like he said in an interview with Anupama Chopra.
Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathri play Kathir and Meera, a couple who get trapped in cyber crime. When Kathir begins to get messages of illicit photos and videos of Meera, he finds out about a larger crime circle that frequently finds people’s personal photos and shares them with purpose of threats. Vijay’s performance of Kathir in this romantic thriller is absolutely riveting, and he plays the role of the jilted lover with supreme skills. Watch Puriyatha Puthir now on Netflix!
Vikram Vedha was one of the best films to come out of India in 2017. The neo-noir action thriller film directed by the Pushkar–Gayathri duo. R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi complete each other as they play Vikram and Vedha respectively, one a cop and the other a gangster. Both alpha males have their lives constantly intertwining and separating, making for a heart-racing line of tension that sustains the movie. Vijay Sethupathi is terrifying and terrific in his role of Vedha, who turns Vikram’s whole life into disarray. Watch this incredible film for free on Disney+ Hotstar.
Soodhu Kavvum is a unique crime-comedy film that was directed by Nalan Kumarasamy and released in 2013. Vijay Sethupathi plays Das, a middle-age man who does low-profile kidnappings for a living with his imaginary girlfriend Shalu. A crazy man with a dangerous edge, Das is a character that nobody else but Sethupathi himself could have played. His first rule of kidnapping, which is to avoid kidnapping people from political backgrounds, is foiled through the course of Soodhu Kavvum and the movie plays out as a hilarious thriller. Watch it now on MXPlayer and Zee5!
Sethupathi plays Sethupathi in Sethupathi (I really enjoyed writing that), an action-thriller film that was released in 2016. The film revolves around a police officer whose reputation runs into trouble when a young suspect dies in his custody and threats from his enemies increase. Vijay Sethupathi is absolutely stunning in this commercial cop film that had a large fanbase back when it was released, and even now. Watch it for some amazing dhishoom-dhishoom fight scenes, the drama of Sethupathi pulled into a murder case, facing threats and suspension, only to come back to work stronger than ever. Sethupathi is available to stream on Zee5.