Popular filmmaker SP Jananathan's sudden demise on March 14 has sent shockwaves across the country. The director was known for films like Iyarkai, E, Peranmai, and Purampoku Engira Podhuvudamai. The director had completed his next project Laabam with Vijay Sethupathi and Shruti Haasan and was working on the editing process, when this unfortunate incident. Now, the makers have released a statement saying that the rest of the part will be finished by late director's team and it will hit the screens in April.
The statement reads, "Director SP Jananathan's films deal with indisputable facts and world scenarios that will stand the test of time. Laabam, which has been jointly produced by our firm in association with Vijay Sethupathi Productions, is one such film, featuring actor Vijay Sethupathi in the lead. We were working diligently to complete the final leg of post production associated with Laabam in a bid to bring the film to you in theatres at the earliest when our director SP Jananathan passed away. His demise has left us shattered, shocked, and in a state of deep sorrow. However, director SP Jananathan has completed most of the work pertaining to Laabam and the remaining work that is pending will be completed by our Laabam team. We therefore wish to inform you that as planned, we will be releasing Laabam in both Tamil and Telugu this April in theatres on a massive scale. There can be no doubt that Laabam, will surpass the expectations of director SP Jananathan's fans, and will be the crowning glory of the director's filmography. We are honoured to be able to bring to theatres the film conceived and directed by a visionary of our times, SP Jananathan sir, a human with unparalleled vision".
Laabam also stars Kalaiyarasan, Jagapathi Babu and Harish Uthaman. The music of the film is composed by D Imman and the camera is cranked by Ramji.
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