Also present were music director G V Prakash, cameraman Ramji, editor Kola Bhaskar, choreographer Sivasankar, and actors Parthipan, Karthi and Andrea. ReemaSen was conspicuous by her absence.
"With Aayirathil Oruvan I have tried a new genre in Tamil cinema. It is a fantasy adventure, one of the most difficult genres to work on," said Selvaraghavan. "I was at ease while penning the script, but things were difficult when I stepped onto the floors. Filming with 2,000 junior artists from various regional backgrounds is the most risky thing that a filmmaker can go through."
The film was planned around a Rs 15-crore budget, but the final total could hit Rs 32 crore. According to cinematographer Ramji, each and every frame will be talked about.
"As soon I completed Paruthiveeran, I got a call from Selvaraghavan who wanted to make a romantic film with me," said Karthi. "But when he found the script cliched, he decided to do this unparalleled genre. It's a beautiful film that will entertain audience from every class. Kids will especially enjoy watching this extravaganza."
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