Prashant Neel said in an interview that the film has been inspired from the epic Mahabharata completely. The gangster family of the Kolar Gold Fields is based on the Kuru family where the old freaking Suryavardhan resembles Dhritrasthra/Bhishma. Rocky's character is completely based on Karna (the protagonist of Mahabharata) who enters in the ongoing feud of the family and emerges as the hero in the midst of this feud. Just like Mahabharata, Karna changes the fortunes of the Kuru family. Rocky goes to the Gold fields and changes the destiny of the entire gangster family and its leaders. Rocky rises from low streets to becoming the most powerful person on the planet. He is charming and handsome hero. He is the helper, savior or Daanaveer for the poor people. He is firm to his words.