Seenu Ramasamy revealed that
Vijay Sethupathi was signed on to play another lead role and
that the film will be based around the hills near Madurai
and Thandikodi near Kodaikanal, noting that he engaged in
research while filming Thenmerku Paruvakaatru in interior
Tamil Nadu, spending a lot of time studying locations near
the Kodalangadu village. While Vijay Sethupathi would
reportedly play a youth from Chennai, Vishnu would play a
The title being changed to Sontha Ooru while Attakathi
Dinesh replaced Vimal in a lead role. In a further turn of
events, it was announced that N. Linguswamy would produce
the film and Yuvan Shankar Raja would replace N. R.
Raghunanthan as composer. The title was also reverted to
Idam Porul Yaeval.