Lingusamy wants to work with Kamal Haasan soon...The director explores Uttama Villain's flop!

(This article is authored by Alar) 

Lingusamy didn't sound upset with Kamal Haasan over the flop of Uttama Villain and said that an artiste like Kamal Haasan wouldn't want to make a movie to give the producers undue losses. For the unversed, before the film got official, the actor gave Lingusamy three scripts, and they two decided on the one, that would be the most commercially profitable for them. In 2013, the working title of the movie was Bitter Chocolate.

After all, it was anticipated that the highly publicized project would do well at the Indian box office, but ended up being a box office disaster, though. Kamal Haasan's failure with Uttama Villain won't stop the director from working with him again, the director claims. Uttama Villain, starring Kamal Haasan in the lead, was written by the ace actor while Ramesh Aravind directed the drama. Lingusamy was one of the producers of the movie. 

It centers on Superstar Manoranjan (Kamal Haasan), who has a brain tumor and is told that he only has a limited amount of time left to live. He asks his mentor, director Margadarisi (K. Balachander), to helm his upcoming project, a comedy in the style of folklore about a man who keeps evading death and his part in saving a kingdom. 

His personal life, which includes an estranged son and a daughter from the love of his life, must be sorted out in the meantime. Sadly, the movie did not succeed in winning people over. Despite having a top-notch cast and crew, including prominent roles for Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Hassan, K. Viswanath, K. Balachander, Jayaram, Nassar, Parvathy Thiruvothu, and Urvashi. — a large star cast, — a respectable marketing effort by the Thirrupathi Brothers; — a huge loss; traders estimate that Uttama Villain lost about 120 million (US$1.5 million) in India, while it only lost 80 million (US$1.0 million) in Tamil Nadu. 

Lingusamy acknowledged that there is a rumor that the performance of Uttama Villain contributed to the failure of his production venture in an interview with a YouTube channel. "However, I've never asserted that. I love Kamal sir dearly and have gained so much knowledge from him." 

"I recently reconnected with Kamal Sir, and we are preparing to begin production on another film. Never in my life would I point the finger at such a talented artist. His entire being was poured into Uttama Villain. But while we had planned to make a commercial film like Vikram, it turned out to be something else", he added. According to rumors, Lingusamy agreed to market the movie in Tamil Nadu and sold the distribution rights to Eros International to make up for the losses incurred by the failure of the Anjaan-starring Suriya film.