The film stars Tamil film star R. Madhavan, as a boxing coach.
The film is written and directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad and produced by C. V. Kumar and S. Sashikanth.
To portray a retired boxer, Madhavan grew a thick beard and sported long hair for his role in the film. He also while took on an intense body conditioning regime in Los Angeles.
The music of the film has been composed by Santhosh Narayanan. There were reports that film was another biopic of MC Mary Kom or Muhammad Ali. But the team denied all these claims.
R. Madhavan's character, going by the trailer, looks like a angry coach who pushes his pupils to be better.
'Irudhi Suttru' is an upcoming bilingual sport drama film. The Hindi title of the film is 'Saala Khadoos'.
The hard work Madhavan has put into the movie shows -- as he looks very different than what he does in other Bollywood or Tamil movies.
The films had many action sequences which were choreographed by action choreographer Tom Delmar.
There were reports of Madhavan suffering a minor injury on the sets but continued to finish the film.
Ritika Singh and Mumtaz Sorcar, play the boxers Madhavan's character trains in the movie. They are professional boxers and have also worked in Bengali films before this.
The film has been shot in the Tsunami-hit region slums of Srinivasapuram for the initial days of shoot.
Irudhi Suttru also stars Radharavi and Nassar and Kaali Venkat in supporting roles.