Produced by AVM Balasubramanyam, under the AVM banner the film is Vijay’s 49th movie. He will do his 50th movie under his own production banner.
Vijay has completed the shooting of Villu recently and is now busy finalizing the cast and crew of Vettaikkaran.
This title is considered to be a prestigious one, as it was earlier used by the legendary actor MGR in the sixties for one of his block buster movies.
Earlier the producer had approached Ileana for the same role. But due to the unavailability of her dates, Anushka was booked.