Lenin said his film was not a biopic on the life of renowned artist Raja Ravi Varma. "He had faced several hurdles in his personal and artistic life and I had tried to portray that," Rajendran said.
"The film is a journey into the mind of the artist. His love for a female model he used for painting was the inspiration for the film."
Karthika said her role in Makaramanju (Mist of Capricorn) was a dream character.
The stylish approach of the director had helped her a lot, she said.