Director Hari is known for his commercial blockbusters like Singam and Saamy that glorified the cops and the protagonists (cops) in the films take extreme steps beyond the law to punish the criminals.
Reacting to the Sathankulam custodial deaths of Jeyaraj and Fenix, director Hari says "I regret making five films that glorified the police force in my career. A section of cops misuse their power and tarnished the image of the entire department. I wish that there shouldn't yet another Sathankulam incident in Tamil Nadu and for that, all those who are involved in the crime must be severely punished".
Both Singam and Saamy were also remade in Telugu and Hindi. On the film front, director Hari's next is Aruvaa starring Suriya in the lead.