Answering yet again to the question whether his upcoming period film ‘Kaaviya Thalaivan’ that is based on the theater groups that existed in 1920’s is based on the love story between veteran film cum theater personalities SG Kittappa and KB Sundarambal, director Vasanthabalan has said his script is not inspired by any true incident.
Revealing more details about the film the director said, Siddharth plays the lead role of Thalaivankottai Kaliappa Bhagavathar while Prithviraj is his competitor Melaichivapuri Gomathi Nayagam Pillai. Both characters are equally talented and handsome belonging to the same age group and the film deals with the competition between them. Both actors have same guru played by Nasser.
Vasanthabalan however, admits that Nasser’s character has been inspired by Sankardas Swamigal, considered as the Father of Modern Tamil Theater. Also the character Ganakokila Vadivambal played by Vedhika has been inspired by KB Sundarambal.
Vasanthabalan has said there was no technical difficulty while shooting the film when compared to his previous period flick ‘Aravaan’. He said it was a delight to watch all the actors performing in the film. He also thanked Siddharth and said without him the project would not have been possible.
‘Kaaviya Thalaivan’ has musical score by AR Rahman and writer Jeyamohan has penned the dialogues.