As the film portrays the
lives of theatre artists, the facial looks of characters
were given prime importance for which make-up artist
Pattanam Rasheed was signed.
The film would be based on the lives of yesteryear singers
K. B. Sundarambal and S. G. Kittappa. However, only
Vedhika's role is inspired by Sundarambal's life and the
film is a musical drama of theatre artistes. Prithviraj
revealed, "It is based on the popular theatre tradition that
existed in Tamil Nadu during the 1920s and 1930s before
movies took over."
In an interview to The Hindu, Vedhika said that each of the
cast members had to sport 20-25 different looks in the film
to get the feel of their characters.