Thankar Bachan who directed films like Azhagi , Solla Marandha Kadhai, Pallikoodam and Onbathu Ruba Nottu is now directing a film titled Kalavadia Pozhudugal. This film is based on his novel which depicts a person’s memory of his youthful days. Prabhu Deva and Bhoomika are in the lead roles. There are scenes where E V R Periyar appears and conveys social message.
So Thankar Bachan had requested Sathya Raj to don the role of Periyar. Sathya Raj readily agreed to do this role. So he has tonsured his head to don this role. His scenes are being shot in Mohan Studios in Chennai. A sequence featuring Communist leader Jeeva in May Day public meeting was shot recently. Communist leader Varadharajan was invited to view the shooting. He greeted Sathyaraj who is donning the role of Periyar. Sathyaraj while speaking said that he has decided not to hero roles but act in character roles like Amitabh Bachchan.