Seethakaathi Movie Review

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The wholeheartedness stage drama artist usher out the soul, subsequently his body ashes out, that his fellowship observing his performances in others personify.

Synopsis: Ayya Aadhimoolam who is a devoted stage artist and gives his best only in front of the audience and not had wished to act on big screen. Initially, Vijay Sethupathi appears in the historical get up and with lengthy dialogues, which made to observe his body language and delivering of dialogues.  

The director Balaji Tharaneetharan trust on comedy track and believed with Vijay Sethupathi’s continues success gives  strive towards the film, Vijay Sethupathi has a tricky formula by choosing the right script, but in his 25th film he had applied inventiveness, he has appeared on screen for a few minutes, but his character speaks out throughout the film. 

Now the trend is being changed in Tamil industry, it seems, horror films slowly following the distinct strategies, in the film “2. O” a death spirit takes revenge by using technological aspects, this film “Seethakaathi” a soul fulfilling his wishes after the body vanished. Anyway, the directors are updating themselves to come out of the old vogues.

Story: The film exposes on the tragedy of stage dramas, which is being slowly disappeared that the young guy who gives soul by his acting, Ayya Aadhimoolam (Vijay Sethupathi), dragged out the audience with his performance. 

Unfortunately stage drama looses value and a famed film director approaches him to act in his movie, Aadhimoolam reject the offer that he had an ambition, that his acting should be observed lively by the viewers. 

Aadhimoolam’s grandson is being affected by a disease that they need a huge amount to recover from the cancer disease. The old man Ayya’s daughter trust in him that her father sure saves her son, that the dedicated man last breath was on a stage performance. 

Parasuraman, who is drama organiser observing a brilliant performance on each artist that he concluded Ayya is still alive by the acting of each performer. A director was observed Saravanan’s acting on stage and comes forward towards Parasuraman and requesting Saravanan to act in his film.

Parasuraman asking director to check out Saravanan’s performance in a second attempt, unfortunately there was no soul in the acting. Now all were concluded that Ayya is performing in Saravanan’s body. 

By this, Ayya started to work after his death, that he earn for his family and even for others. 

In the opening Vijay Sethupathi comes in Aurangzeb get up later gives more eccentric on stage that goes into slow phase, after that comedy plays a vital role. The director didn’t believe in love songs and actions that is the great strength of the film. 

Verdict:  Exaggeration of Ayya eccentric is too much. 

Rating: 3 / 5


Vijay Sethupathi * Ayya Aadhimoolam * Actor and Karuppan

Archana * Lakshmi

J. Mahendran * Judge

Mouli * Parasuraman

Rajkumar * Saravanan

Bagavathi Perumal * Director Sundar

Karuna * Advocate

Ramya Nambeesan *  Ramya


Parvathy Nair * Paravathy


Directed by * Balaji Tharaneetharan

Music by * Govind Vasantha

Cinematography * Saraskanth T. K.

Edited by * R. Govindaraj

Production Company * Passion Studios

by Deepa Vijendra Rao


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