Popular comedian turned hero Santhanam is celebrating h is birthday today (January 21) and wishes have been pouring in from various quarters. Santhanam's fans are celebrating the day with special hashtags, common DPs, and other activities on social media. Marking the special occasion, the title and first look poster of Santhanam's new film has been unveiled. Yes! A few weeks back, it was officially announced that Santhanam will be teaming up with debut director R Srinivasa Rao for a new film. The film has now been titled Sabhaapathy and talking about the first look, it features Santhanam in a colourful avatar.

The poster just gives us a glimpse of his look in the film and he looks good. The shooting of Sabhaapathy is progressing at a brisk pace and the makers are planning to wrap up the film soon. Interestingly, it has been revealed by the makers that Sabhaapathy will be released in theatres in April 2021. It looks like Santhanam has planned to make use of the summer holidays and release his film. Sabhaapathy will mark Cook with Comali sensation Pugazh's debut as an actor in Tamil cinema and he will be seen as Santhanam's friend in the film. Pugazh was not seen in one of the weeks of Cook with Comali and the absence was because he got committed to this project. Let us keep our fingers crossed and see how the combination of Santhanam and Pugazh works.

Directed by Srinivasa Rao, this film has music scored by Sam CS, cinematography and editing handled by Baskar Arumugam and Ruben respectively. The film's songs will be penned by lyricists Vivek, Arunraja Kamaraj, and Sam, while the dance choreography is done by Sathish and Bigg Boss fame Sandy. This film is produced by C Ramesh Kumar under the banner of RK Entertainment and the film is being shot on a grand scale. The story of Sabhaapathy reportedly revolves around the relationship between a father and a son and the makers have roped in MS Bhaskar to play Santhanam's father. The duo's relationship is said to be the core anchor of the film. Sayaji Shinde, Vamsi Krishna, Lollu Sabha fame Swaminathan are also a part of the cast.

Santhanam's good friend and actor Arya shared the first look poster of Sabhaapathy and wished the entire team for a grand success. Sharing the first look poster, Arya wrote, "Happy Birthday My Darling @iamsanthanam You are the best love u Wishing the whole team of #Sabhaapathy a huge success #HBDSANTA".