Following the success of Nanban, Sathyan is going great guns. He is part of his next Thuppaki, where he plays a pivotal role alongside Vijay. He says that the role was offered to him by director A R Murugadoss after watching his performance in Nanban. Says Sathyan, I signed up for Thuppaki before completing Nanban. I play a very pivotal role, one that is as important as the hero s in the film, he says.