The film world is a volatile world were very few film ​t​urn blockbusters and earn huge sums of money. Most of them struggle to break even.

Producer Ashok Kumar who co-produced Eesan, Poraali and Kodi Veeran along with Sasikumar has committed suicide. In his suicide note he has blamed a financier from Madurai. Ashok had​ ​taken loans for his films and was charged exorbitant interests.​ ​Unable to handle the harassment he took the extreme step.

Many have offered their condolences to the family. Actor Siddha​r​th who is also a producer posted a heartfelt​t​ message describing the dark side of cinema.