Kamal plays an ageing superstar as well as an eighth century theatre artist in the film which is directed by his friend and actor Ramesh Aravind.
Late legendary filmmaker K Balachander has essayed an important role in the film, which also features ace Telugu director K. Vishwanath. Also starring Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Parvathy Nair, Urvashi and Jayaram, 'Uttama Villain' is produced by Thirupathi Brothers.
The film is gearing up for release soon. Haasan, 60, is also looking forward to the release of 'Papanasam' and 'Vishwaroopam 2'.