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Here Is Why Vijay Sethupathi Agreed To Join Hands With Sibiraj For The First Time!

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After back-to-back successful ventures in Naaigal Jaakirathai and Jackson Durai, Sibiraj is excited about his next release Kattappava Kanom, in which a gold fish plays the titular role!

Also starring Aishwarya Rajesh, who's been paired opposite Sibiraj for the first time, Kattappava Kanom has been helmed by Mani Seiyon and bankrolled by WindChimes Media Entertainments.

Dark Comedy

Sibiraj has also revealed that the movie has dark comedy and that he will be playing an IT professional. "For the first time in my life, I play the role of an IT professional. The film involves dark comedy as well," he has said.

Hat-trick On The Cards?

Sibiraj is confident that the movie will be a box office success, he has said, "two of my previous films were hits, and I am sure that the content of 'Kattappavae Kaanom' has the capability to make it a hat-trick."

On Aishwarya Rajesh

"Acting alongside a national award-winning actress is a huge plus. It encouraged me to deliver a performance that is on par with hers," he told DC. 

On Negative roles

Sibi tried his hand at a negative role in Jiiva's Pokkiri Raja. But the actor has said he will not be taking up such roles in the future. "I received a lot of offers to play negative roles. But, I don't want to do such roles forever."

Other Cast & Crew

While cinematography is being handled by Anand Jeeva, Santhosh Dhayanidhi has been composing tunes for the film. Apart from the lead pair, Kattappava Kanom also stars Chandini Tamilarasan, Livingston, Kaali Venkat, Mime Gopi and Yogi Babu among others.

Release Date

According to a report, the makers are planning to release the film before the end of this year. Speculations has it that, the movie might release during Christmas.


Interestingly, the movie will have Vijay Sethupathi lending his voice and the same will be used to convey the thoughts of the fish.

While many were wondering what prompted Vijay Sethupathi to take out time, amidst his busy schedule, to lend his voice for the movie, Sibiraj has revealed that Vijay is a good friend of his and agreed to be a part of the project without much of an ambiguity.

Another question that was lingering on in everyone's mind was why the makers of Kattappava Kanom didn't go with Sathyaraj's voice, since the title is based on his character name from Baahubali.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Sibiraj has answered this question.

"I teamed up with my father for Jackson Durai which became a hit, so I didn't want to make him a regular in my films. In addition, using his character's name and his voice would not come as a surprise. That is why we went for Vijay Sethupathi, who is a very good friend of mine," he has said.

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