M. Muthaiah director of films like Kodiveeran, Marudhu, Komban and Kutti Puli will be seeing the release of another semi-rural film Devarattam on May 1, 2019. But ever since the title was announced, the film has faced backlash for being casteist (just like Kamal Haasan's announcement of Devar Magan 2 did).
At the press meet that was held yesterday, the makers with the exception of producer Gnanavel Raja denied that their film was based on caste. M. Muthiah further elaborated, “Devarattam is a dance form performed after tasting success, it doesn’t represent any caste, I haven't grown up seeing caste, and neither does my film showcase it. This film, like every other project of mine, is based on the sanctity of relationships..It is about how we treat women in out lives.."
Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green added, "..The film is Muthiah's depiction of the way of life he is acquainted with. Just like our earlier film, Attakathi, directed by Pa Ranjith, was based on the life and people he knew."
Devarattam has Gautham Karthik playing Vettri who shared a close bond with his sister and Manjima Mohan playing female lead. The film has music by Nivas K Prasanna.