That for a personality like Kamal Haasan, who talks against the caste system himself, how could he have agreed to a title which represents the name of a caste - be it Naidu (Telugu) (or even Kundu (Bengali)? And that he could have well named the flicks in all the three languages as 'Sabash Balram' - which actually Dasavatharam was the character name of the RAW operative in Dasavatharam (KS Ravikumar directorial of 2008).

 

 

Balram Naidu was a Research and Analysis Wing) Operative in Dasavatharam. But then this is not the first time that a Kamal Haasan film is based on a caste title - Nayagan (1987) was based on Naicker and Thevar Magan (1992) was based on the Thevar community. 


The film project bringing together Kamal Haasan-Shruti Haasan for the first time on-screen as dad and daughter duo kick-started at the Nadigar Sangam Valakam (Nadigar Sangam Grounds) in T Nagar today. The film is a trilingual comedy entertainer to be directed by Rajeev Kumar.

 

Isaignani Ialiyaraaja will do the music and background score for the film and collaborate with Kamal Haasan after a gap of 11 years. He had composed for Virumandi (2004) prior to this. Ramya Krishnan and Brahmanandam will be co-starring in the film. The film will go on floors May 14 onwards in the US (Los Angeles). 


claythoughts ‏@onlyravishankar: Dr @ikamalhaasan y dn't u keep title as #SabashBalram instead of usin a caste name?Hope u consider a common man's request.It's nt suggestion

 

claythoughts ‏@onlyravishankar: We hv mre respect on u @ikamalhaasan 4 being against caste & religion, bt ur movie title carries  wit a caste name #SabashNaidu.disappointed

 

Nallamani ‏@im_goodbell: @ikamalhaasan Nayagan(Nayacker),Devar Magan and now #SabaashNaidu . Movie title of u based on caste is always a blockbuster

 

Deepish M ‏@Deepishm99: @onlyravishankar @ikamalhaasan If Caste Was The Concern He Would Have Shelved "ThevarMagan".


Harikrishnan ‏@ips_mano: @ikamalhaasan sir carefully  handle naidu name sir expecting coming more and try to take mbbs 2 part

 

DINESH VenkatRamaN ‏@dinesh_actor: Sabaash "Naidu".. He would Hav titled as Sabaash Balram or BalramReturns to avoid caste controversy...

 

Karthick Sridharan ‏@Karthick2668: As someone raised! do you find any protest shaping up! Caste name "Naidu"...always on d cards for Kamal movies!