Rajesh Selvam, director of Thoongaavanam, says Kamal Haasan hasn’t done this kind of film in a long time. “He gave me the freedom to choose my team – from cameraman Sanu Varghese to acting talents like Prakash Raj, Sampath and Kishore. So far, I was his assistant director meeting his demands and now I’m looking at him from a director’s point of view. When he refers to me as the director, I feel like I’m in a dream world,” says Rajesh.
Apparently, Rajesh forgot to call the make-up artist on time on the fourth day of the shoot. Kamal Haasan volunteered for the job and did prosthetic make-up for both Trisha and Prakash Raj. Thoongaavanam is an official remake of the French film Sleepless Night.