Katha Nayagan (English: Lead Hero) is a 2017 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Tha. Muruganantham. Produced by Vishnu Vishal, the film also features him in the lead role alongside Catherine Tresa, Anandaraj, and Soori. There is a guest appearance of Vijay Sethupathi in the film. Featuring music composed by Sean Roldan, the venture began production in September 2016. The film was released on 8 September 2017 and received mixed reviews from the film critics and audience.
A revenue inspector falls in love with a girl but faces problems due to his cowardliness. He is compelled to find a way to prove himself to her father, who wants her to marry a brave man.
Vishnu announced the film in September 2016, revealing that he would produce and star in a comedy film directed by newcomer Muruganandham. The film began later that month, with Soori also joining the cast and Sean Roldan signed on as the music composer. Actress Catherine Tresa signed the film after her other film with Vishnu, Shankar Dayal’s Veera Dheera Sooran, got shelved. In early November 2016, Vishnu announced that the film would be titled Katha Nayagan. Silambarasan has given an opening voice over in the film and whereas Vijay Sethupathi has done a guest appearance.