While Tamil media has been busy debating the pros and cons of police reforms after the terrific filmmaking in Vetrimaaran's Visaaranai, here is the other end of the spectrum in the life of a police officer, which is narrated with incredible realism in director Arun Kumar's Sethupathi.
Vijay Sethupathi oozes style in his body language, gestures and delectable facial expressions. The story revolves around the personal and professional life of Sethupathi, a police inspector based in Madurai. The light-hearted moments centred around Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan, who plays his wife, are too endearing to watch on the big screen. Vijay Sethupathi owns the cute moments with his two kids and the intimate romance sequences with Remya.
Despite the pace slackens in the narration, director Arun Kumar packs smart twists and turns with realistic action and sentiments interspersed right from the word go. There are enough numbers of whistle-worthy moments for Vijay Sethupathi and this film will surely elevate him to the next level in his career like all successful cop movies in the history of Tamil cinema.
Nivas K Prasanna's riveting background score bolsters the narration and provides sporadic moments of goosebumps. Arun Kumar's subtle touches of elegance with the way he has executed this drama makes Sethupathi a must watch film!