Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art from the southern state of ancient Kerala. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence, it is now practiced in Kerala and contiguous parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as well as northeastern Sri Lanka and among the Malayali community of Malaysia. It was originally practiced in northern and central parts of Kerala and the Tulunadu region of Karnataka.
Silambam is a weapon-based Indian martial art from Tamil Nadu. Silambam art uses various kinds of weapons or bare hands. Some movements are inspired by animals such as snake, tiger, eagle. Footwork is also very important.
The Indian Martial Arts Scenario has been in dark since a long time. The number of highly skilled martial artists are almost getting extinct. This film is an attempt to bring the art in light and with a hope that the art would be revived to its fullest glory. This art is known as "Mardani Khel" in Maharashtra. This art was at its highest peak during the reign of the Great King Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. A similar and highly sophisticated art known as Kalaripayattu.