Following Kaaka Kaaka in 2003, both the director Gautham Menon and Surya
Sivakumar expressed their desire to come together for a film in the future. In
early 2005, the pair came together for a film tentatively titled Chennaiyil Oru
Mazhaikaalam which also featured Asin Thottumkal in the lead role and Daniel
Balaji in a supporting role. However, after a photo shoot, the film was delayed
and then subsequently called off due to Gautham's personal problems.
[Nevertheless, in 2006, producer Oscar Ravichandran signed up the pair for a new
film, which they confirmed was not going to be a sequel of their previous
venture, and was going to be a romantic thriller. Initially titles such as Naan
Thaan and Udal Porul Aavi were considered to be the title for the project but
however, Gautham announced the title was decided as Vaaranam Aayiram...
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