Director M Muthaiah is known for making caste-based action entertainers. His films largely satisfy the expectations of his target audience. He made his directorial debut with a rural action drama Kutti Pulli starring Sasikumar. The film went on to perform well at the box office. He then teamed up with Karthi for Komban which was inspired by the egotistical tussles between his father and his grandmother, scripted the story straight from his own experiences. Following the success of Komban, he made Marudhu featuring Vishal and Sridivya in the lead roles. Muthaiah then went on to do two more films in similar lines. Now it looks like he is going to team up with Vishal again after Marudhu. 
Vishal who is personally having a tough time incurring a huge loss during the filming of Thupparivaalan 2 because of a misunderstanding with director Mysskin. Having said that Vishal has taken up the role of a director for Thupparivaalan 2. He also has an army film Chakra directed by a debutant. It looks like he might team up with Muthaiah after this for a rural mass film. More details regarding this project is awaited.