Saran's father T. Kulandaivelayudam worked with the directorate of examinations and many of his relatives are teachers. He finished diploma in visual communications from the College of Arts And Crafts and became an instructor in textile designing. But, even as a child, the only thing he wanted to do was direct films. He was once an assistant to K. Balachander. He now owns a production houses called Gemini Productions and Saran movie factory. The film saw veteran music composer M. S. Viswanathan make his acting debut in a supporting role, whilst the lead actress Maanu from Assam and music composer Bharathwaj also debuted.
The producers of the previous collaboration of Ajith Kumar and Saran during Kadhal Mannan, Venkateswaralayam had lost a lot of money on that film so Ajith insisted on doing another film for the studio. His next film was Parthen Rasithen with Simran and Prashanth which did well at the box office And Simran’s performance was well praised by critics. After Jay Jay Saran works for the first time with Kamal Hassan in Vasool Raja MBBS which was a remake of the Hindi film Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., the film received positive reviews and was a commercial success. His next film is again with Ajith in Attahasam also this film became a commercial success.