The film`s director A.M.R.Ramesh faced many hurdles including multiple legal suits filed by Muthulakshmi, Veerappan`s wife.
Director AMR Ramesh based his script on the news paper articles and the data provided by the police.
"I interviewed villagers and some other people who had seen Veerappan", said AMR Ramesh. Kishor plays Veerappan in both the versions, while Arjun Sarja plays Vijaya Kumar, who had shot Veerappan in an encounter.
The two versions have a fair mix of artists from both the states.