Responding on the controversy surrounding the face-painting poster of the movie, Kamal shotback: “I don’t need to copy Indian art form Theyyam, which has got a 1000 years history, from a French Photographer. If a French Photographer takes pictures of a temple built by Sri Krishna Devaraya, Will it become his?”.
In Uttam Villain, Two ancient art forms ‘Onvillu’ and ‘Theyyam’ were combined into one. Kamal described the controversy as a contrived imagination of an uniformed mind.
Uttam Villain is the story of a South Indian Superstar Manoranjan and the role has some grey shades as well. Its a family drama and also have magical folklore element which were used to in Vittalacharya’s films.