Laabam, starring actors Vijay Sethupathi and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles has finally hit the marquee today (September 9). The rural drama which marks SP Jananathan's last film as a director was released posthumously.
The National Award-winning helmer died on March 14 this year following a massive cardiac arrest. The film marked his comeback in films after 5 years of his previously released film Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai (2015) starring Vijay Sethupathi and Arya in the lead roles.
Well, with its release Laabam has received stupendous reviews already. While Shruti has impressed the audience with her acting chops, it is Sethupathi and Jagapathi Babu who shined with their brilliant performances. Jagapathi Babu plays the main antagonist in the film. Notably, the actor's another film Tuck Jagadish (Telugu) is all set to release on Amazon Prime Video from tomorrow (September 10).
Coming back to Laabam, the film story and screenplay is penned by SP Jananathan and Aalayamani respectively. Backed by Vijay Sethupathi and P Arumuga Kumar under the banners 7Cs Entertainment and Vijay Sethupathi Productions, the film's boasts an impressive star cast that also includes Sai Dhansika, Ramesh Thilak, Kalaiyarasan, Daniel Annie Pope, Nitish Veera, Jai Varman, G Marimuthu, Vincent Asokan, Shanmugarajan and OAK Sundar. Laabam marked Jananathan's second collaboration with the leading man.
The film's technical team includes cinematographer Ramji, music composer D Imman and editors N Ganesh Kumar and SP Ahamed.
Well, as the film receives a terrific response from the audience, let us see what netizens have to say about Vijay Sethupathi's Laabam.
#Laabam - ‘Perum Nastam’. Vijay Sethupathi keeps lecturing frm start to end; Thr is no proper base story/characterization. Fails to explore d Collective Farming plan. Abrupt Edits. Bad Music & Songs. Full of Half baked Senseless scenes; No connectivity. An Incomplete film. WORST!— Christopher Kanagaraj (@Chrissuccess) September 9, 2021
#Laabam interval report: The film emphasizes the concept of community farming (joint agriculture). #VijaySethupathi plays the leader who mobilizes this movement. #SPJhananathan's dialogs are packed with information, current affairs & how the global market depends on agriculture— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) September 9, 2021
Peru dhan #Laabam aana perum Nashtam pola.......— PrasAnV (@ThatuVadaiSettu) September 9, 2021
How you say it might have issues, but what is being said needs public attention.— S Abishek Raaja (@cinemapayyan) September 9, 2021
Feels like I just walked out of a 1 hour class on agriculture. #Laabam
#Laabam at interval. A well-intentioned socio-political drama set against the backdrop of community farming. Slightly predictable but the messaging is handled well. VJS in his element and does a neat job.— Haricharan Pudipeddi (@pudiharicharan) September 9, 2021
Pathetic #Laabam— naveen rj (@naveenversion2) September 9, 2021
On a related note, Vijay Sethupathi's two other films are also releasing in September. His Tuglaq Durbar will have its world television premiere on Sun TV on September 10 and will be made available the next day (September 11) on Netflix India. Sethupathi's Annabelle Sethupathi is releasing on Disney+ Hotstar on September 17.