Uttaman an 8th century drama actor and Manoranjan, a 21st century cinema Superstar. Both the characters are portrayed by Kamal Haasan.
Manoranjan’s mentor, who has groomed and guided him to this status of superstardom, is played by Mr. K. Balachander.
Ms. Oorvasi as Manoranjan’s wife and Mr. K. Vishwanath as his father-in-law, essay pivotal roles in the film.
The 21st century Superstar Manoranjan’s love interest is portrayed by Ms. Andrea Jeremiah.
Ms. Pooja Kumar plays an emotionally disturbed Princess to Uttaman’s 8th century persona. Mr. Nasser plays an overbearing dictator, Muttharasan from the 8th played by Mr. Jayaram and his adopted daughter played by Parvathi Menon, are critical characters of the story.
Mr. M S Bhaskar portrays the memorable character of Chokku Chettiar