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.