For someone who has been rugged in most of his films, there’s always a slice of love in all his stories. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
96: 96 is all about lost love. The kind of love that is selfless and unconditional. He picks up the lost pieces of his life through Jaanu his former lover. She is his everything. She is his hope, love, loss and pain, That one night with her gives him a lifetime of memories. it gives him back what he has lost over the years as he lives on with the memories. Sethupathi underplays the role to perfection.
Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum: An aimless girl finds his footing through the girl of his life, In fact, they rediscover themselves through each other. Both their characters start off with random oscillations. Their lives are stagnated and show no progress. But as the two leads get to know each other their lives change for better, Sethupathi’s transition from an aimless extra to someone who begins to value himself is middle-classAandavan
Aandavan Kattalai: A middle-class man’s struggle to earn a living. The struggle leads him to his lady love. Love doesn’t blossom as an immediate gratification. It is nurtured over time as the two of them get to know each other. There are dignity and warmth in the relationship which culminates in a beautiful finale. The moment of discovering love is absolutely price. Once again Vijay Sethupathi is at ease as a youngster.
Naanum Rowdy Thaan: A quirky tale with a lot of humour. Are you Ok baby still resonates. There’s an exaggeration but Vijay Sethupathi is relentless as the man in love, She gives him strength. She makes him the man he ought to be. From an aimless thug to a dignified police the transition is complete
Sethupathi: A rough and tough cop. Yet home transforms him into a devoted family man and a loving husband. He balances work and family beautifully which leads to an impactful twist when the need for survival. As usual Vijay Sethupathi is in his elements as the no-nonsense cop