Director SP Jananathan's long-pending film, Laabam, will finally see the light of the day on September 9. As promised by the makers Laabam will release in theatres across Tamil Nadu. The political thriller features Vijay Sethupathi, Shruti Haasan, and Jagapathi Babu in lead roles. Unfortunately, SP Jananathan suffered a massive heart attack and died when he was working on the post-production of the film. Actor Vijay Sethupathi met the media ahead of the Laabam release and addressed the gathering. Vijay Sethupathi became quite emotional and shed a few tears when he spoke about his relationship with the late Jananathan.
He said, "I wish I had spent more time with director S P Jananathan. I didn't know that time was such a curse. Had I known, I would have spent more time with the late director. Director S P Jananathan and I had great understanding and love for one another. It was something like a father-son relationship. You don't realize its significance when the person is there. If you have someone you cherish, please express your admiration and love for them. Nothing can console Mr. Aalayamani, who has been with Director S P Jananathan from the start. I have known them from the time I was a junior artiste and knocked on their door for opportunities."