After Karthi’s Kaatru Veliyidai, director Mani Ratnam is directing a film titled Chekka Chivantha Vaanam which has Simbhu, Vijay Sethupathi, Aravind Swami, Arun Vijay, Prakash Raj, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh, Thyagarajan, top model Dayana Erappa and Athithi Rao in the cast. A R Rahman is composing the music while Santosh Shivan will handle the camera. Sreekar Prasad will edit the film. The film is being produced in Tamil and Telugu. The Telugu version has been titled Nawab.
Everyone is aware that Vijay Sethupathi is donning the role of a cop while Simbhu dons the role of an engineer. Aravind Swami is donning the role of a politician and Arun Vijay is donning the role of an antagonist. This film is said to be a socio-political drama with the backdrop of nuclear plant. The shooting of this film has commenced and is going on in rapid pace. Now the shooting has been halted due to the ongoing strike. The film is being produced by Manirathinam under the banner Madras Talkies in association with Lyca Production.
At this juncture, it has been made known that Jyothika is donning the role of a woman against male chauvinism.