“JK, the protagonist, is a rebel who has his ladylove to assist him in realizing his goal. I want the message that I wish to convey through the film to reach all sections of the masses so I had to think hard and deep before making the decision . Hence I had to create a character for Santhanam to make comedy an integral part of the film and through him, I’m going to convey the ‘message’ with ease,” concluded Cheran.
It may be recalled that Cheran always wanted to make ‘serious’ films and even wanted to delete the celebrated Parthiban -Vadivelu comedy sequences in Vetri Kodi Kattu years back. The compulsion to succeed at the box-office is reportedly the factor which weighed in Cheran’s mind in making a compromise by roping in Santhanam for his latest film!