While it is well-known that Bala and Sasikumar are one of the few directors who proclaim themselves as staunch Tamils, they have done something sheepishly to evade controversy. When it comes to money and business, ideals and ethics indeed take a backseat.
Having aware of the entire muddle of controversies Vijay’s Kaththi ran into last year due to producer Subhaskaran’s (Lyca Productions) alleged business ties with ex-Sri Lankan President Mahinde Rajapakse, Bala and Sasikumar have asked the team to release their film under the banner Ayngaran International since Karunamoorthi , a close active associate of Lyca Productions, owns Ayngaran.
The well-wishers of Bala and Sasikumar are shocked after hearing this secret tie-up for their movie. Thaarai Thappattai features Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead role and has music by Ilaiyaraja. It marks his 1000th film in the industry.