Laabam (Eng: Profit) is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by S. P. Jananathan. It stars Vijay Sethupathi and Shruti Haasan with Jagapathi Babu, Sai Dhanshika and Kalaiyarasan in pivotal roles. Ramji was hired as cinematographer, while D. Imman is the music composer. Principal photography for Laabam commenced on 22 April 2019. This would be Jananathan’s final film as a director and a posthumous release. The film was released theatrically on 9 September 2021.
Pakkiri (Vijay Sethupathi) returns to his native place after an exile and straight away takes on the village head played by Vanagamudi (Jagapathi Babu). With the support of the locals, he becomes the president of the village and decides to give agriculture a new touch with his techniques. The rest of the story is about how Pakkiri manages the local goons with the help of Clara (Shruti Haasan) and comes out victorious.
Directed by S. P. Jananathan
Written by S. P. Jananathan
Produced by P. Arumuga Kumar & Vijay Sethupathi
Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Shruti Haasan
Edited by N. Ganesh Kumar & S.P. Ahamed
Music by D. Imman
Production Vijay Sethupathhi Productions & 7Cs Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Release date 9 September 2021