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Vijay Sethupathi’s Laabam director SP Jananathan found unconscious, rushed to ICU

SP Jananatha's upcoming film Laabam is his second film with Vijay Sethupathi after Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai in 2015.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru |
March 12, 2021 11:57:58 am
Director SP Jananathan is under observation in ICU. (Photo: Sreedhar Pillai)

National Award-winning director SP Jananathan was rushed to a private hospital after his assistants found him lying unconscious in his house on Thursday. His brother Azhagan Tamizhmani told indianexpress.com that the doctors have diagnosed blood clots in his brain, and are conducting more medical tests.

Jananathan was at his office, editing his upcoming film Laabam, starring Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role. He went home for lunch but did not return till late in the afternoon. When his assistants went to check on him, they found him lying unconscious on the floor.

“We don’t know the full details of his illness. We are waiting to hear from the neurologist. They are not allowing anyone to see him inside the ICU,” said Azhagan, who is also a part of Laabam.

Jananathan’s debut film Iyarkai won the National Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil in 2003. He has since carved a niche for himself by making socially conscious films that reflect on the evils of an unequal and casteist society. His notable works include the 2006 film E and the 2009 film Peranmai.

Laabam is his second film with Vijay Sethupathi after Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai in 2015. Billed as a geopolitical drama, the film stars Shruti Haasan, Sai Dhanshika, Kalaiyarasan, Ramesh Thilak, Prithivi Rajan, Danial Anne Pope, Nithish Veera and Jai Varman.

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