Vaigarai Balan, a former associate of Sasikumar, has chosen a script revolving around elderly people titled Chiyangal. “Chiyan is the word used by the people across few areas in Southern Tamil Nadu to address the elderly men in their neighborhood. The film talks about the problems old people face and how the society looks at them, not in preachy style but in a fun filled manner. The film also delves into the lives of old people, their joys, pains, emotions an sentiments,” says Balan.
He adds, “The film is based on the inspirations of what I have seen growing up. Besides, for a few familiar faces like Nalinikanth and Karikalan, we are introducing around 70 new faces in the film and all of them were given proper training. We have shot the film in and around Theni.”