Reports say that Chetan Kumar narrated the storyline to Muthappa Rai at a private function and told his idea of casting him in the film. The founder of Jai Karnataka Kannada Association without a second thought gave a nod to act in Odeyar and also came forward to produce the forthcoming Kannada film. Interestingly, Chetan himself has penned the story and screenplay and has taken the responsibility of directing the movie.
The actor says that Muthappa Rai has a meaty role. In fact, he is the real hero of the film. Actress Karishma Bharadwaj, who was paired up with him in Birugaali, is teaming up with Chetan again. Manikanth Kadri is said to be scoring the music for Odeyar. Other details about the film are under wraps.