The Tamil film Paruthi Veeran was a runaway hit. The film stars Surya's brother Karthi in the lead. The role is of a ruffian who is a drunkard and a loafer. Karthi did an admirable job. Manchu Vishnu is keen to do the role in the Telugu remake. But it is doubtful if Vishnu can carry off the role. Priyamani bagged the best actress award for this film. She will play the female lead in the Telugu version too.