Vijay Sethupathi is an acting powerhouse​. He is also known for his behind the camera work in his production Orange Mittai. He had written the story with the film’s director Biju Viswanath. In their upcoming collaboration its said he is will write the dialogues.​ ​He ​has also dabbled with writing song lyrics for Orange Mittai and playback singing.

His next production is Merku Thodarchi Malai which highlights the plight of laborers living in the western ghats on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border. The film is directed by Lenin Bharathi and the music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

The film recently premiered in the New York Indian Film Festival and is winning appreciation from the Indian and International community.