Just like many filmmakers have started focalizing Madurai as backdrops in their films, director Vetrimaaran seems to have moved towards the same pattern too. But the Vetrimaaran exhibits the self-importance of this film saying, “It will be an unusual tale of Madurai unlike other films that have been shot in the same place…"
'Aadukalam centers on a group of craftsmen – both aged and young cohorts and their unique lifestyles" adds Vetrimaaran as he assures that there wouldn"t be any hero-worships and usual elements of love and action in this film. He reaffirms that his story of 'Aadukalam" can be made only in the backdrops of Madurai as it would offer a realistic flavor. “I had idea about making a film based on a story in North Chennai, but had to keep it closed for time-being as my debut film 'Polladhavan" too was set in the same locales" tots up Vetrimaaran.
Prior to the film"s shooting, both Vetrimaaran and Dhanush had nearly spent a year researching the day-to-day life of specific group residing in Madurai.