Vijay Sethupathi first relelase of 2017, Puriyaadha Pudhir will release on Pongal. The film has completed censor formalities and has got a clean U certificate. The thriller has a run time of 124 minutes. The film is directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi and stars Gayathrie of Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom in the female lead role.

The film’s cinematographer is Dinesh Krishnan who worked with Vijay Sethupathy in Sethupathi, Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum and Rekka. Sam C S is composing the music.

The film was earlier titled Mellisai but was changed to Puriyatha Puthir to suit the thriller nature of the film.