Vijay gave a nod to two back-to-back films with leading names in 2010. The first one was Shankar for Nanban and the second was AR Murugadoss for Thuppakki, which was announced on the actor's 37th birthday.
Having worked with the likes of Ajith Kumar and Surya, AR Murugadoss decided to direct Vijay after the actor's father SA Chandrasekhar approached him. The film was supposed to be produced by SA Chandrasekhar himself but he backed out of producing film and the project fell into the laps of Kalaipuli S Thanu.
Initially, it was rumoured that the film was titled as Maalai Nerathu Mazhaithuli but all those speculations turned false, as the makers of the film zeroed in on the name 'Thuppakki'. However, the title remained in the news for all wrong reasons because the film landed in trouble.
Ravi Devan, a former associate of Kamal Hassan, approached the court and brought an interim injunction restraining makers of Thuppakki from using the title and its logo in June 2012. The director had accused that he had registered the title Kallathuppakki in the year 2009.
As his film was on the verge of completion, if the title Thuppakki was given to them, then definitely the makers of Kallathuppakki would be put to secure loss and hardship. However, last month, both the parties decided to compromise and resolved the issue.