Sivakarthikeyan faced two back-to-back flops in the form of Seema Raja and Mr. Local. It took him director Pandiraj's Namma Veettu Pillai to score a hit and be back on the pedestal. In several interviews, while promoting Hero, he spoke about Namma Veetu Pillai as his comeback.
In a recent interview to an entertainment portal he said, "Emma Veetu Pillai has put me back on track. Both successes and failures don't affect me much. When Mr.Local had declared a failure, I wasn't disturbed but cracking jokes on the sets of 'Namma Veetu Pillai' and concentrated on my shoot. Similarly, when they told me that Namma Veetu Pillai opened with positive reviews and good numbers, I didn't celebrate the success by throwing a party. I couldn't even watch the film in theatres due to the hectic shoot of Hero."
Director PS Mithran's Hero is a superhero film that will speak about the education system. hero will face competition at the box office as Karthi and Jyotika's Thambi is also releasing on December 20.