LCU short film titled Pillayar Suzhi? Here’s everything we know about Lokesh Kanagaraj’s film

    The most-awaited update on the LCU short film is here! Here are all the details about the new short film that is helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj



    As fans await the release of a new film from Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Cinematic Universe, popularly called LCU, the latest update about the most-anticipated short film about the origins of the universe has begun buzzing on the internet. According to the latest reports, the short film has been titled Pillayar Suzhi, which translates to an ‘auspicious beginning’. Sources claim that the shoot for the film was recently wrapped up and the makers are now planning to schedule a press conference for May 20. As per reports, Arjun Das, Narain and Kalidas Jayaram star in the short film.


    All about Lokesh Kanagaraj’s short film

    It is interesting to note that Lokesh Kanagaraj began his filmmaking career with the short film Acham Thavir. The movie got him awards for Best Director, Best Film, and Best Actor at the Clubace Film Festival. He then made his feature film directorial debut with Maanagaram. 

    Following this, he introduced the industry to the first installment of the LCU with Kaithi, which starred Karthi, Narain, Arjun Das, and Harish Uthaman. In 2022, he roped in superstar Kamal Haasan in the second installment of the LCU, Vikram, which saw him create the LCU franchise. The director then helmed the third LCU project film with Thalapathy Vijay in Leo, which also earned him several accolades. While the LCU follows the conflict between law enforcement officers and dangerous drug cartels led by powerful crime lords, the short film will detail the origins of officers and vigilantes and what caused them to rebel against the drug mafia. 

    Narain on Pillayar Suzhi

    During a media interaction, actor Narain spilled the beans on Lokesh's short film on the LCU’s origins. The Kaithi actor revealed that he and Lokesh have been working on a short film that is connected to the LCU. “Kaithi 2 is definitely going to be the next film from LCU. Also, we have not revealed this to anyone, but Lokesh and I have shot for a 10-minute short film that is part of the LCU. That short film is about how the LCU began and will be released soon," he said.