Several reviewers consider this film to be very similar to Waking Ned Devine (1998). Both films are set in a small remote village, involve a man winning the lottery and dying of shock with the winning ticket clutched in his hand, two people conspire to take the winnings, the conspiracy expands to involve the whole village, and a single villager attempts to reveal the conspiracy but dies in a car accident. However director Priyadarshan claims it is "totally and absolutely original".
Shakti Kapoor plays a Catholic Priest in the film this film was released a few months later after he was caught in casting couch,in an interview he was asked that would people accept you as a Priest wherein recently you were in bad books.
During the release of the film Sudha Chandran was a famous vamp on television known for her Balaji Production serials,this film she portrays a vamp which was for the first time she played a negative role on big screen.