Karuppan is a 2017 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by R. Panneerselvam, starring Vijay Sethupathi, Tanya Ravichandran and Bobby Simha. The film began production during January 2017 and released on 29 September 2017 to mixed reviews and become an average success.

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Directed byR. Panneerselvam
Written byR. Panneerselvam
Produced byA. M. Rathnam (Presenter)
S. Aishwarya
StarringVijay Sethupathi
Tanya Ravichandran
Bobby Simha
CinematographyK. A. Sakthivel
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Music byD. Imman
Distributed byPicture Box Company
Release date
  • 29 September 2017 (2017-09-29)
Running time
138 minutes



After the production of Naan Thaan Siva was postponed as a result of Thirrupathi Brothers' financial problems, R. Panneerselvam announced in September 2016 that he would collaborate with Vijay Sethupathi for a film.[1] Produced by A. M. Rathnam, the team approached Keerthy Suresh to play the lead role later that month, but the actress did not sign the project owing to schedule clashes.[2] Ritika Singh was initially signed on to play the lead role, but was later replaced by Lakshmi Menon before production had begun.[3] Lakshmi Menon later pulled out of the film citing an injury and was replaced by Tanya Ravichandran. Bobby Simha agreed to play the antagonist in the film, despite earlier opting to star only in leading roles.[4]

Following a launch event held in December 2016, the team began filming sequences in Theni during January 2017.[5] The motion poster of this film is planned to release on 13 July 2017.[6] Its reported that, due to indefinite strike announced by Film Employees Federation of South India, Karuppan team is waiting to film few portions of the movie.[7] The satellite rights of the film were bagged by Sun TV (India),.[8]


Kaathan, the owner of the bull, which is used in the first look poster has reported that, the producers of this movie has not got his permission to use Komban's picture (bull's name is Komban). He has also said that, his Komban has not been tamed by anyone so far and the bull has huge fan following for that reason. Now Kaathan is demanding an unconditional apology from the director, producer and the protagonist. The problem was solved after Vijay Sethupathi met Kaathan.[9]


Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion wrote "Karuppan is an unabashed shrine to Vijay Sethupathi, who does fascinating things that seem halfway between deliberate acting choices and showing up on the set and doing the first thing that came to mind."[10]


The soundtrack is composed by D. Imman. The soundtrack consists of 5 songs and 3 karaoke tracks.

All lyrics are written by Yugabharathi.

1."Karuva Karuva Payale"Shankar Mahadevan, Shashaa Tirupati4:22
2."Usure Usure"Ananya Bhat4:39
3."Olaga Vaayaadi"Benny Dayal4:32
4."Azhagazhaga"Pradeep Kumar4:42
5."Murukkumeesa Maama"Diwakar, Anita Venkat5:14
6."Azhagazhaga" (Karaoke) 4:42
7."Usure Usure" (Karaoke) 4:38
8."Karuva Karuva Payale (Karaoke)" (Karaoke) 4:21
Total length:37:10


  1. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/Vijay-Sethupathi-to-team-up-with-Renigunta-director/articleshow/54445239.cms[dead link]
  2. ^ "Keerthy Suresh might team up with Vijay Sethupathi for a film". 23 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Heroine changed in Vijay Sethupathi- Paneerselvam film?". Archived from the original on 16 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Bobby Simha is the villain in Vijay Sethupathi's film". Archived from the original on 16 January 2017.
  5. ^ "'Karuppan' starts rolling today in Theni". Archived from the original on 12 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Motion poster release of Vijay Sethupathi's Karuppan postponed". Behindwoods. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Inevitable FEFSI Strike – Delayed release of Mersal, Velaikkaran and Karuppan?". Top 10 Cinema. 7 September 2017. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Satellite rights of Vijay Sethupathi starrer Karuppan gets bagged Tamil Movie,Music Reviews and News", Moviecrow, retrieved 23 September 2017
  9. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi's Karuppan in trouble". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  10. ^ https://www.filmcompanion.in/karuppan-movie-review/[dead link]

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