The first look poster for ‘Maharaja’, which stars Vijay Sethupathi as the major character, has been revealed. For those who are unaware, ‘Maharaja’ will be Vijay's 50th film. After appearing in multiple short films and playing uncredited roles in feature films, the actor steadily rose to prominence over the years, culminating in his 50th picture. The film, which appears to be incredibly gory, will be directed by Nithilan.
One thing is evident from the poster and Vijay Sethupathi's expression in it: the film will be dark and dirty. Vijay can be seen in the poster sitting in the police station, soaked in blood, with a sickle in his hand, not facing the camera but rather gazing down. It conveys the impression that the character has committed a heinous crime. The poster also suggests that one of Vijay Sethupathi's character's ears has been severed. Needless to say, ‘Maharaja’ gives the appearance of being a blatantly violent film.
The first-look poster was released at a promotional ceremony in Chennai on Sunday, August 10. Vijay Sethupathi ascended the stage during the launch ceremony, opened up about the film, and became obviously emotional throughout his remarks.
In an interview with the press, the ‘96’ actor stated, "Thank you for your praise and criticism. 50 is not expected at all. It's like a milestone. How far we have come gives us hope. Also, it adds experience. This includes patience and wisdom. Thanks to all the directors and artists who gave me good experiences."
In addition to Vijay Sethupathi, Anurag Kashyap is a member of ‘Maharaja.’ Concerning Anurag's involvement in the film, Vijay remarked that the filmmaker is also a good friend of his, and he decided to act in the film without hesitation.
"Anurag Kashyap is not only a director but also a good actor. I made a phone call. He said that he would definitely do it, and he came and acted," said Vijay Sethupathi.