The movie is inspired by the story of Macbeth, the King of Scotland most significantly dramatized by William Shakespeare and later by many playwrights and film makers of the world. Veeram is an adaptation of the story of Ambition, Revenge, Lust and Love propped against the backdrop of Kalarippayattu, the martial art form of Kerala, South India in the 13th century. The film is shot in three languages, English, Hindi and Malayalam.