6 Candles is an Tamil drama film written and directed by V. Z. Durai. It stars Shaam and Poonam Kaur in the lead roles, while Jagathy Sreekumar plays a supporting role. This film sees the lead character sport six different looks and going around six different states to solve a mystery.
The venture was first reported in September 2011, when a poster of a candle shaped like the number 6 was unveiled, with the media incorrectly initially reporting the title as 6 Candles. An accompany press note mentioned that V. Z. Durai had written and directed the film, while Jeyamohan would pen the dialogues. R. Madhi, Srikanth Deva and Anthony were signed on as cinematographer, music composer and editor respectively.
A special medical team headed by Dr. Selvam and comprising a physio, dietitian, yoga expert, meditation guide and a physical trainer wa also set up to monitor the lead actor Shaam's health during the shoot as the role required him to go through physical changes.
Early reports suggested that Priyamani would play a role, but she was replaced by Poonam Kaur. Malayalam actor Jagathy Sreekumar was also roped in to play a supporting role in the film.
To attain a look with big eyebags, Shaam spent more than a dozen sleepless nights, which resulted in a big swelling below his eyes, so much so that the actor could not even be recognised. Although his effort gained notice, several contemporary actors criticized him for taking such a risk. For another look, Shaam reduced his weight from 89 kg to 72 kg and grew a long hair and beard.