There have been rumours about Tamil movie Deiva Thirumagal is a remake of Hollywood film I am Sam. Although AL Vijay clarified it more than a few times, yet sources in the industry found some similarities between the two movies like the father-daughter bonding, the resemblance of costumes of the lead actors etc. However, the director has now defended his stand by claiming that it is inspired by a real life story.
AL Vijay has spilled the beans on the story of Deiva Thirumagal by revealing that the story is inspired by his cousin's life. The filmmaker has witnessed the suffering faced by him and based on that he has etched the story. Taking on how he approached Vikram, the Madrasapattinam director said that he had a rough sketch about the story in his mind, when he met the actor. But he penned down the script only after the Raavanan star showed interest in the project.
Finally, the filmmaker assures that Deiva Thirumagal is not an art film. It is a commercial entertainer and has all the ingredients like love, comedy, romance etc. The movie, which is releasing this Friday features Vikram, Anushka Shetty, Amala Paul, baby Sara, Santhnam, Nasser and others in the cast. It is distributed by UTV Motion Pictures.