when Ilayaraja was approached with a request to
score the music, the maestro did not ask about the
storyline. And much to the surprise of the team,
the ace music director had stated that he had read
the novel several years ago and knows the story
by heart. And he proved it too. For, how else could
one explain his action of composing music for all
the seven songs at a single stretch - starting from
6 AM and completing it at 9 AM the next morning?
This historical love story is set during the times
of the great king Raja Raja Cholan and revolves
around the fabulous Thanjai Periya Kovil and the
mystery surrounding its sculptures.
Sources say that Vineeth had bagged the coveted
lead role. P. Kannan has been signed up to handle
the camera. Writer Illavenil will be handling the
script and dialogue departments in addition to directing
the movie. The costumes are being chosen with extreme
care, with artist Maruthi first painting it, to
let the costume designers have a feel of it.