At Anna University's Gateway 2013 Short Film Festival by the Department of Media Sciences in April 2013, Vishnuvardhan revealed that the film was not titled Valai, adding that two titles were under consideration. Prakash later changes his mind and asks the other policemen to leave him. Vinod was later replaced by. The schedules were finished in July 2013, following which patch work remained. On the whole, an uninteresting action- thriller that pushes its viewers to have a sigh of relief when the film gets over. Archived from on 7 June 2012.
The film was not titled until it entered post-production and was mostly referred to as Thala 53 or Valai, a supposed. Before the police arrive, the bombs are set off. With a running time of more than two and a half hours, the screenplay is taut and crisp enough to keep the crowd arrested. It was followed by filming in , ,. Sunil Babu was initially called in as the art director but opted out later, with Ilaiyaraja taking his place. It was reported that the would be part of the storyline, which would feature Rana's portion.
Rajeswari alleging that Arrambam producer A. Archived from on 9 February 2012. Archived from on 25 May 2012. While shooting an action sequence, Ajith Kumar injured his leg while jumping from one car to another, suffering a. Stephen Richter who was one of the in Ajith Kumar's was hired to choreograph stunts in this film, too.
Rathnam in May 2012 officially announced the project and listed the cast and crew members. The actress seems to have distinctly matured from her 'Billa' days, though. On 20 August 2013, another schedule was started in Chennai. Carrying himself at ease in the contradicting roles he plays in both the halves of the film, Ajith proves his worth once again as an excellent actor. At the request of the distributor, cuts of five minutes length were made, obtaining a 12A certificate for the cut version. Post-production works on the film started by mid 2013, and were carried out simultaneously with the shoot. Couldn't have done it without his skills! The team returned to Mumbai a third time for a 15-day schedule on 1 January 2013, with scenes involving Arya, Nayantara and Taapsee being filmed in the area of Mumbai in the first week and Ajith Kumar's part in the latter part of the schedule.
During the next schedule that started on 2 November 2012, filming was held in and its suburban locations. Srikar Prasad has however done a commendable job in putting the pieces of action together in thorough entertainment. Retrieved on 13 April 2014. It was advanced by two days as the makers wanted the film to release on a Thursday. Archived from on 5 February 2012. The Telugu version Aata Arrambam received mixed reviews from critics. The makers had tossed with the idea of naming the film Thala, Ajith Kumar's nickname, which was refused by the actor, while Vishnuvardhan also requested fans to suggest a suitable title.
Several media sections carried reports that Vishnuvardhan's brother would be signed for a parallel role in the film, but the role went to , who had been part of four Vishnuvardhan directorials. Vishnuvardhan also said that work on the story began only after he was signed on to direct a film with Ajith Kumar. Besides Richter, Lee Whittaker, who has worked in Hollywood films, and Kecha designed several stunts sequences. Reception Arrambam opened to positive reviews from critics. Music Main article: Yuvan Shankar Raja was signed on to compose the film's soundtrack and score, continuing his association with and. In early September 2013, producer A. Ajith' terrific screen presence and powerful dialogue delivery, smart writing, charismatic cast and action which is fast-paced are smartly packaged by director Vishnuvardhan.
Maya kills Ramya by pushing her off a building. Vishnuvardhan later revealed that it was Arya who drove the car when Ajith hurted his legs during the stunt scene. Mahadev arrives at Kashmir with Anitha. It also received positive reviews from critics. A day prior to the planned release, film producer K. Rathnam however clarified that the film was not produced by him but by A Raghuram's Sri Sathya Sai Movies. Director and distributor purchased the Chengalpet area.
Casting Vishnuvardhan told that he was looking for an actress who could speak Tamil properly to be cast for the lead female role, with and being among the considered candidates. . The film was started without a title and remained untitled for over 15 months, during which it was widely referred to as Thala 53 in the media, denoting Ajith Kumar's 53rd film. Retrieved on 13 April 2014. By late May, Hindi actor was finalised for the role of a villain in the film, stating that he would be shooting for it from August onwards. Retrieved on 13 April 2014.
The crew left for on 11 February 2013, where Ajith filmed a boat sequence for the film, which was choreographed by Hollywood stuntman Lee Whittaker. Majority of the filming happened in. The dubbed Telugu version was titled Aata Arambham. Here, Durrani and Deeksha get killed, while Anitha is saved. On 24 July 2013, Arrambam was unveiled as the film's official title.