In 2011, Abbas Akbar
approached director Venkat Prabhu with the script of the
film, hoping that the director would work on the project as
an executive producer. Akbar held initial talks with Dinesh
to play the lead role, but Prabhu's decision not to produce
the film meant that Dinesh also opted against working on the
Akbar later approached actor R. Madhavan and narrated the
script of the film to him, but the actor was busy with the
production of Irudhi Suttru and was not interested in
immediately beginning the project. Abbas Akbar secured a
fund from the Media Development Authority in Singapore to
make the film, while he also sold his house to raise funds.
The film was subsequently started with newcomers throughout
2015 and successfully finished by 2016.