After Kaatru Veliyidai, Manirathinam is directing a film which is titled Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. The shooting of the film commenced recently and is progressing at a rapid pace. Aravind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Prakash Raj, Simbhu, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh, Athithi Rao, Mansoor Ali Khan, Jayasudha, and Thyagarajan are starring in the film. At this juncture, Appani Sarath of Angamaly Diaries has been signed for an important role. Appani Sarath had earlier donned the villain role in Sandaikozhi 2. Initially, Malayalam versatile actor Fahadh Fazil was signed for this film but due to call sheet problems, he was not able to act in this film. So Manirathinam signed Arun Vijay in place of Fahad.
A R Rahman is composing the music while Santosh Shivan is handling the camera. Sreekar Prasad will be in charge of editing. Vairamuthu has penned the lyrics while Dilip Subbarayan will take care of the stunts.
Manirathinam is producing the film under the banner Madras Talkies. He has sold the negative rights to Lyca. The Telugu version of the film has been titled, Nawab. The story of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is about trade unions. Hence it is understood that the film will have the backdrop of North Chennai where there are more factories.