The picture features a Tamil cast and the dialogues are in the Tamil language, making it the first Indian Tamil film made in Singapore.
Amateur actor Francis Bosco plays a drunkard father who redeems himself through his motherless 10-year-old son when he comes to live with him. The father works as a cleaner before a nightclub boss discovers his ability to perform painful magic.
'Magic plays a big role in the film. I want the audience to be engrossed with it,' Khoo told Screendaily. 'This film has more characterisation through the journey between the father and son. It has a faster pace and more dialogues than my other films.'
Bosco, a performer of magic and side-show stunts in real life whom Khoo has known for a decade, performs the stunts of fire-eating and lying on glass with people walking over him in the film.
The story was co-written by Khoo and Singapore 's Straits Times reporter Wong Kim Hoh. DoP is Adrian Tan who shot the film on HD. Both worked with Khoo on his last film Be With Me about the life of a blind and deaf woman in Singapore which was the opening film of Directors' Fortnight at Cannes in 2005.
The new picture is produced by Khoo's own outfit Zhao Wei Films. As with his other films, it was made on a shoestring budget.