According to a press release circulated by his PRO Nikhil Murugan, the film will hit the screens this January. He has also released the official stills of the movie.
The press note says that the film is Bala's fourth directorial venture after Sethu, Nandha and Pithamagan. For the first time Bala has not penned the dialogues for his film. It is handled by noted Tamil writer Jayamohan.
With hope that Naan Kadavul will sweep national awards, the movie would be censored on 30th December, 2008 to join the race for the acclaim this year itself.
Maestro Ilayaraja was immensely impressed with the film and wondered at the work to be done for re-recording. He was joined by acclaimed Bollywood composer Uttam Singh for re-recording to give more authenticity to the North oriented portions which were shot in Kasi.
According to the script, a father drives his son away from home for spiritual and astrological reasons. The boy leaves Tamil Nadu and takes refuge in Kasi. He (Arya) grows up in the midst of Sadhus and Sanyasins and becomes one with long hair and gory looks.
Meanwhile, realizing his folly, the father goes in search of his son to Varanasi. Shocked to see his son in such state, he decides to bring him back to his home town. The social environment in Tamil Nadu forces him to return Kasi.
After the 3 long years of wait, Bala, the man known for his perfection in film making has announced his forthcoming movie Naan Kadavul.