Recently, Kalaipuli S Dhanu, producer of this film happened to interact with a leading media channel and during this juncture happened to discuss how the origin of ‘Kabali’ happened.
Dhanu said, “While I was involved in the production of ‘Theri’, I got a call from Superstar sir asking if we could a project together and I immediately said ‘Yes’. Initially, I got a leading filmmaker, who just narrated the script for 10 minutes and when asked to sum up whole, he hadn’t prepared it yet.
Then, it was yet another leading director who had a good script, but he wanted to produce the film on first copy basis, which I said that I am ready to pay his salary much bigger, but this deal wouldn’t be possible. Then, it was Gautham Vasudev Menon, who came into picture.
Although he had a good script, he had asked for a month time to complete it. It was then Ranjith was recommended by Soundarya Rajinikanth and he just amazed us with a fantabulous script, which will be an amalgamation of Thalapathy and Nayagan.”
Kabali has an ensemble star-cast including Radhika Apte, Nasser, Dhansika, Kishore, Attakathi Dinesh, Kalaiarasan, Riythvika and many others.