Director-cinematographer Santosh Sivan will be back with his next directorial in Malayalam after Urumi. he is casting Manju Warrier, Kalidas Jayaram and Soubin Shahir for the lead roles in the film. The film will be a thriller and Santosh will handle both direction and photography. Nedumudi Venu, Aju Varghese, Suraj Venjaramoodu, and Ramesh Pisharody are also playing in this film.
Lensman Studios - A Dubai-based company is bankrolling the project. The film will reportedly begin filming in in Haripad, Alappuzha from October 20. Experts from Bollywood and international cinema also will be part of the film's technical crew. Priviously Santosh planned to make Kunjali Marakkar IV with Mammootty. But Priyadarshan already started with the same theme with Mohanlal titled Marakkar: Arabikadaline Simham. So Santosh had to drop the project. Santosh is also doing multi tasking with Mani Ratnam's 'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam' as cinematographer.