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Updated January 8th, 2024 at 16:25 IST

Is Sivakarthikeyan's film Ayalaan inspired by 2011 Hollywood film Paul?

Ayalaan's trailer has not only generated buzz but has also sparked discussions on social media, drawing comparisons to the 2011 Hollywood film Paul.

Ayalaan poster
Ayalaan poster | Image:IMDB
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Sivakarthikeyan is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Ayalaan. The film will hit theatres on January 12. The film, directed by Ravikumar, promises a visual spectacle with its extensive use of over 4500 VFX frames and a comical alien character in a significant role.

Is Ayalaan inspired by a Hollywood film?

Ayalaan is set to captivate audiences in multiple languages. The recently unveiled trailer has not only generated buzz but has also sparked discussions on social media, drawing comparisons with the 2011 Hollywood film Paul.

(Still | Image: Ayalaan/X)

Both narratives seemingly involve an alien on Earth, navigating challenges with the help of human companions. Social media users have pointed out similarities, speculating on the inspiration behind Ayalaan and its potential ties to the Hollywood release.

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Ayalaan makers share glimpses of video starring Sivakarthikeyan

The makers of Ayalaan released a new solo titled Suro Suro earlier today. Ayalaan, starring Rakul Preet Singh and Sivakarthikeyan in the leads, is directed by R. Ravikumar.

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The newly released solo Suro Suro is a peppy number that has been sung by Mohit Chauhan and Nakul Abhayankar, while the lyrics are penned by Madhan Karky. While the lyrical video contains brief snippets of the actual song video, the film’s leads Rakul Preet Singh and Sivakarthikeyan can be seen sharing cute, sparkling chemistry as the groove to the peppy beats of the song.

(Still | Image: Ayalaan/X)

A.R.Rahman, the academy award winning music director who has composed music for Ayalaan, even lent his voice to the second solo song of the film Ayalaa Ayalaa, which was released 3 weeks ago. 
'Ayalaan' boasts a stellar cast, including Rakul Preet Singh, Isha Koppikar, Yogi Babu, Karunakaran, Banu Priya, Bala Saravanan, and Sharad Kelkar in pivotal roles. The film's musical score, composed by A. R. Rahman, adds an extra layer of anticipation for fans.

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The production of Ayalaan has been a laborious process, spanning over four years and involving extensive VFX work. The comical alien character, a central element in the film, has contributed to the complexity of the visual effects.

(Inputs from IANS)

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Published January 8th, 2024 at 16:25 IST

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