The principal photography and casting process have already given
enough publicity to Vikram's upcoming film Karikalan.
Especially, the first look of the movie followed by several snaps
of the actor, which were published on newspapers, have drawn the
audience attention. However, there were confusions on the original
script writer of the film.
It was rumoured that the script was written by Gandhi Krishna of
Ananda Tandavam fame. But his name was nowhere mentioned
in the credits in the posters, which were released recently. It was
said that debutant LI Kannan met the filmmaker to write the
historical script and convinced him to pen the story. The former
took eight months to pen the shooting script of Karikalan
and sent it to the latter.
However, Kannan denies the speculations and claims that the
entire script has been written by him. He says that the director
met Gandhi Krishna before starting the scripting work to get
suggestions on the subject. The story of the film is about
Karikalan Chola, one of the popular Tamil kings of early Chola
during the Sangam period.
Bollywood actress Zarine Khan is enacting the character of Velir
girl. Radhika Apte and Mithra Kurian are also starring in