"Theyyam is a more than a 1,000-year-old art. The make-up was done by a good artist, who is probably a third generation practitioner of this art. The lighting might have been similar," he said.
"It is like saying two lovers - one leaning on another's chest looking in the same direction is a copy of the 'Ek Duje Ke Liye' poster," he added.
Explaining the concept behind the first look, Kamal said: "My film has a Theyyam dance fusion with Tamil Nadu' s Kooththu tradition."
Painting his face for the look was not easy.
"That is not a mask. It is painted on my face. It took 4 hours to paint my face. It is a tradition passed on from many generations.
"Uttama Villan" chronicles the life of a superstar who decides to make a period comedy called "Uttama Villan".
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