Sethum Ayiram Pon (Eng: Thousands of gold after death) is a 2019 Tamil-language drama film directed by Anand Ravichandran in his directorial debut film. The film stars Srilekha Rajendran, Nivedhithaa Sathish, and Avinash Raghudevan in the lead roles.
Ravichandran had previously directed the short film Kuberanum Irandu Gundargalum. Television actress Srilekha Rajendran and Nivedhithaa Sathish, of Sillu Karupatti fame, play the lead roles in this film. Ravichandran began research on oppari, an ancient way of mourning the dead. The film was shot in 17 days in Appanur near Paramakudi, and real oppari artists were used in the film. Nivedhithaa Sathish revealed that she plays an angry woman who is still trying to figure out her life.
The film revolves around the relationship between Krishnaveni (Srilekha Rajendran), an oppari singer, and her 23-year-old granddaughter, Meera a.k.a Kunjamma (Nivedhithaa Sathish), who is a make-up artiste, after a period of separation.
Directed by Anand Ravichandran
Produced by Anshulika Dubey, Priyanka Agarwal, Shashwat Singh
Written by Anand Ravichandran
Starring Srilekha Rajendran, Nivedhithaa Sathish, Avinash Raghudevan
Music by Shamanth Nag
Cinematography Manikantan Krishnamachary
Edited by Prakash Karunanithi
Production Wishberry Films
Release date 8 May 2019 (New York Indian Film Festival) 1 April 2020 (Worldwide)
Running time 102 minutes