The project was
announced by S. J. Surya in 2004 shortly after the release
of New, when he revealed that A. R. Rahman would also
collaborate for three of his future ventures.
While the first film released as Anbe Aaruyire in 2005, the
latter two failed to progress. In January 2006, the film was
reported to be back under way and it was suggested that the
film would be about a "cunning assistant music director
comes to the top".
Other reports had also suggested that the film told the tale
of the tensions between South Indian musicians Ilaiyaraaja
and A. R. Rahman. However the failures of S. J. Surya's
films prompted Rahman reconsider his involvement in the
project and subsequently opted out from the project in 2007.