We all know that the shooting of Vikram's magnum opus Karikalan, produced by S.S. Vasan and S. Parthi of SilverLine Film Factory, is already underway in different parts of the country. But now a Chennai based producer has lodged a complaint against the producer claiming that he began working on the story of Karikalan long back and also has registered the titled of the film in 1994. The hearing on this issue is on January 12, 2012.

The film belongs to the genre of movies like Gladiator and Troy. L.I. Kannan, who has earlier worked for special effects in Enthiran, Anniyan, Eeram, Ghajini and Sivakasi, is directing this mega budget flick. According to sources, the film will have the right mix of period and contemporary elements.

Zarine Khan (of Veer fame) will play the female lead while Harris Jayaraj will compose the music. N. Karthik (who has worked as a associate cinematographer in Yaradi Nee Mohini and Enthiran) will handle the camera and Mahesh will take care of editing. S.S. Murthy and Maya Pandi are the art directors for this fantasy flick.