Samuthirakani's role as a cool investigative cop in Easan has been receiving a lot of critical acclaim.

From villain in Sasikumar's Subramaniapuram to playing a parallel hero in Easan, Samuthirakani showed that he could do any role with ease.
Says Samuthirakani: "It is the role that excites me, more than anything else." Kani had even done the role of a Naxalite in Mohanlal's Malayalam movie Shikar, which came in for a lot of praise.

Now the actor is doing his second film in Malayalam titled Veendum Kannur, after the town in North Malabar, which has seen a lot of bloody feuds between the CPI (M) and RSS.

The Tamil actor director is playing an important role in this Haridas Keshavan directed film, a sequel to yesteryear political action thriller Kannur. 

Samuthirakanni along with Tamil actor Bala who is now a big star in Malayalam is currently shooting for  Veendu Kannur which is progressing in the northern parts of Kerala.