Bala's next, which has young hero Adharva in the lead role, is said to be inspired by a popular Malayalam novel, the title of whose Tamil version is 'Eriyum Thanal'. "A popular writer is taking care of script work," sources say.
"The story revolves around a family, especially a father and mother, who undergo certain troubles because of their children. Adharva gets to play a lifetime role, quite like other protagonists of Bala's movies," they add.
The national award winning director is on the lookout for a heroine, sources say and add: "He is also on the verge of completing the remaining members of the cast and crew. An official announcement is expected soon."
GV Prakash Kumar has been roped in by Bala to compose music for the movie. The director's last venture was 'Avan Ivan', which has Vishal and Arya in the role of step-brothers, who are at loggerheads for silly reasons and come together later for a cause.