Mugilan Cinemas and Thangathulasi productions have titled their joint production as ‘Saalai’. Antony Charles, the maker of ‘Nanjupuram’ and ‘Azhagu Kutti Chellam’ has written the story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics in addition to directing the film.
Vishwa, the hero of ‘Eppadi Manasukul Vandhai’ plays the male lead in the film. Krisha makes her debut as heroine. She had previously played an important role in ‘AzhaguKutti Chellam’. ‘Aadukalam’ Naren, Sruthi, Ajith Maniyan, Preethi Varma and Allan John have essayed important roles in the film.
‘Saalai’ has been shot entirely in Kashmir. The Saalai team has shot the film during the snowing season, braving risky and dangerous conditions. Up to now, production teams of Indian films would conduct shooting mostly during the season when there is normal weather. Even then, they would only shoot songs or certain segments for the film.
The film Saalai has been shot continuously for forty-five days in the middle of severe snowfall under dangerous conditions.