Speaking to a leading daily, Vijay said that the film has got nothing to do with politics. But the actor refused to give further details about Thalaivaa. Producer Sunil Chandraprakash Jain claimed that they choose the title because it perfectly suits the Vijay image and the story of the film. In fact, the posters have also been designed keeping that in mind.
Vijay's political entry in recent years has garnered a lot of attention. In 2011, there were wide-spread speculations on the actor's possible entry. But his father SA Chandrasekar has clarified that the actor would certainly take a plunge into politics but not in the near future. He had also added that the purpose of Vijay's entry was to serve the society. After facing a lot of trouble in releasing his films, the actor decided to support the AIADMK in the last general assembly elections.
Thalaivaa is directed by director Vijay and also features Amala Paul in the female lead role.