Kaavalan is a forthcoming Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Siddique. Starring Joseph Vijay and Asin Thottumkal in lead roles, the film is the remake of the director’s own 2010 Malayalam film Bodyguard. The film began its principle shoot in April 2010.
Casting and filming
With the announcement of the remake, Siddique had finalized Joseph Vijay to play the lead role, reminiscent to their previous venture Friends (2001), which was also a remake of Siddique’s own Malayalam film. Asin Thottumkal was signed up to pair with Vijay for the third time after their previous pairings in Sivakasi (2005) and Pokkiri (2007), also giving Thottumkal a comeback in Tamil cinema after her last appearance in Dasavathaaram (2008). Vadivelu, Rajkiran, and Roja Selvamani were also signed up for supporting characters. The film’s principal shoot began in April 5 and first schedule of filming was completed on April 30.
An incident occurred on sets in April, where Asin, her father, and her make up assistants had fainted in their caravan after being exposed to a gas leak. They were treated in hospital the same day and were eventually discharged. The second shoot schedule occurred in Vellore. Joseph Vijay, Asin, along with director Siddique and rest of crew had taken part in the shooting at the Vellore Institute of Technology in May.