Actor Sivakarthikeyan faced first failure in his career with Seema Raja in which Samantha played the female lead. The movie was released in 2018 and got mixed reviews from the audience. On New Year’s Eve, the movie was premiered in Sun TV and broke the TRP record with 22.02 TVR among all the shows in India that are aired on January 1. Despite its negative reviews, people showed more interest to watch the movie and proved Sivakarthikeyan’s popularity in Tamil industry. Seema Raja was directed by Ponram while D Imman composed the music for the film.