Jayam Ravi underwent a special training course in boxing for his role as a boxer with professional athlete, Prasad, overlooking his progress.
Initially Amala Paul and Nayanthara were approached to do the female lead. Later Trisha Krishnan was assigned to do the female lead role.
Producer Viswanathan Ravichandran was unhappy about the film having more than half an hour dedicated to boxing scenes and put the film on hold, in order to edit the film's content.
In early 2015, the Indian Overseas Bank's Sriram Nagar branch filed a petition in The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT), Chennai and requested to an interim stay on the film after Viswanathan Ravichandran failed to repay the loan amount he bought for the production expense of Boologam.
The film is inspired from the life of a real life Asian boxing champion named Madhan.
Jayam Ravi took a special training course in boxing for his role in the film, with professional athlete Prasad overseeing his progress.