The first look poster of the film was released on social media on Wednesday. The film is produced by Udaya Kumar and Geetha Udaya Kumar of Uday Productions in association with MP Veeramani of Magic Touch Pictures.
Speaking about the upcoming film, Martyn, who has previously directed the 2019 fantasy comedy Maanik, says, “Deiva Machan explores the bond between a brother and sister. After several obstacles, the brother gets his sister married off. After the wedding, an unfortunate instance takes place in the lives of the married couple, and how the brother goes on to saves his brother-in-law. That is why we have used the word machan (wife’s brother) in the title.”
Martyn, known for participating in the reality show Naalaya Iyakkunar, has also penned the film’s script. On being asked why he chose to work on genre of fantasy, again, he says, “I have done about 708 short films, out of which a majority of them fall under the fantasy genre. I like to work on fantasy because we can portray things with realness that can otherwise only be restricted to our imagination and creativity. I have always been inclined toward fantasy films like the Harry Potter series, and I enjoy watching that kind of cinema, from the perspective of the audience. Given that fantasy films are comparatively fewer, I chose to work on this genre.”
Deiva Machan went on floors in November 2021 and was wrapped in the following month. It is shot by cinematographer Camil J Alex at Ayyampalayam in Dindugal, where the film is also set. “The rural Tamil slang was very much needed for this film. As Vemal has worked on several rural scripts before, I narrated the story to him, and he immediately came on board,” the filmmaker notes. In the film, Anitha Sampath, who has participated in Bigg Boss, has portrayed the sister’s character, while debutant Vathsan Veeramani essays the role of her husband. Other cast members include, Aadukalam Naren, Bala Saravanan, Muruganantham, Vela Ramamoorthy, Thangadurai and Deepa, among others.
While Godwin J Kodan has composed three songs for the film, Ajeesh has worked on the film’s background score. Ilayaraja has handled the editor. “The film has two songs talking about the idea of marriage, and one that revolves around the sister’s character,” Martyn says.
Deiva Machan is in the final stages of post-production and is expected to be completed within 20 days. “We are looking to have a theatrical release in June. It won’t have a lot of CGI effects. There will also not be any adult content in terms of comedy in the film, as it caters to all age groups,” he concludes.