Santhanam, the well-known Tamil actor, has addressed the recent controversy surrounding his upcoming film, Vadakkupatti Ramasamy. The movie’s trailer sparked outrage due to the lead character’s comments on the non-existence of God.
Directed by Karthik Yogi, the film is scheduled for release on February 2. The controversy also involved protests over a dialogue criticizing the Dravidian ideologue ‘Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy.’
Santhanam, speaking at the film’s audio launch, clarified that there is nothing controversial in the movie, emphasizing its sole purpose is to entertain fans with humor.
During the event, Santhanam disclosed his collaboration with Karthik Yogi for another film, urging people to address the director by his full name to avoid any misunderstandings. Despite the controversy, Vadakkupatti Ramasamy’s trailer has gained significant attention on social media, amassing 10 million views. Some critics expressed concern about Santhanam exploring roles beyond comedy, emphasizing his strength in the genre.
Produced by People Media Factory, the film features actors Megha Akash, MS Bhaskar, John Vijay, and Nizhalgal Ravi. Santhanam, known for his comedic roles, discussed his career evolution with The Times of India, stating that he enjoys portraying comic personas with diverse elements like dance and action, steering away from traditional comedy-based roles.