Illeyngan is a period film that narrates the story of a mother and son. Kalaignar Karunanidhi has penned the story, screenplay and dialogues for this film directed by Suresh Krishna (of Annamalai, Basha, Veera fame). Interestingly, Illeyngan is Suresh Krishna's 50th directorial venture. Camera is handled by B.L. Sanjay while Vidyasagar will compose the music.