For the first time, legendary Kamal join hands with another legend Mohanlal in this film. The film is directed by Chakri Toleti, who is from the Florida Film School in USA and has acted with Kamal in Salangai Oli in a cameo as a photographer and also in Dasavatharam as a scientist and Kamal"s friend Of course, Shruti Hassan is making her debut as the music director.
After the formal intro, Kamal said, "We have already completed all my scenes with Mohanlal, who has to only dub for the film. I always wanted to do a film with Mohanlal, it was long overdue and finally I" am happy it is happening under Raajkamal banner. We will complete the film by May end."
Interestingly, the film's release is coinciding with the 50th year of Kamal Hassan's career. He started his career at the age of 5 on Aug 12th 1959. Through out the press meet Kamal Hassan was seen in a very relaxed mood and replied humourously for even some irritating questions from the press side.
Answering a question, Kamal says, "Somebody understood wrongly that Tamilan is a qualification to enter or getting numero uno status in the film world. But i never think like that. Tamilan is
an identity... that's all. But it will never helps to any one to get the top position in any field. You must show your talents in a right way..."
After a long time Malayalam superstar Mohan Lal attended a press meet in Chennai. He said: "I'm one of the great fans of Kamal sir. It"s a great honour for me to be a part of my hero's film. The kind of passion that Kamal sir has for film making is awesome. I really enjoyed working on the film and learned a lot from him..."
The film is being shot with RED cameras in 4K resolutions, and the camera is handled by Manoj Soni from Mumbai. Thotta Tharini the famous art director who debuted with Kamal Hassan"s Raajapaarvai is the art director of the film. From Tamil literature, Ee.Raa. Murugan and Manushyaputhran are being introduced as dialogue writer and lyricist respectively.