Director Mohan Raja after his stupendous successful film Thani Oruvan with his brother Jayam Ravi had joined hands with Sivakarthikeyan for a film that features an ensemble cast in the form of Nayanthara, Fahadh Faasil, Sneha, RJ Balaji, Rohini and others. This film is produced by RD Raja of 24 AM Studios.
The film was untitled till now and the makers had announced that they would be revealing the title of the film today, 17th February on the birthday of Sivakarthikeyan. True to their words, they announced through their Twitter handle that the film is titled as Velaikkaran. The tweet read, "#VELAIKKARAN #à®µà¯à®²à¯à®à¯à®à®¾à®°à®©à¯ #HappyBirthdayVelaikkaran @Siva_Kartikeyan #Nayanthara #Fahadhfassil @jayam_mohanraja @anirudhofficial @ragebe1".
They have also stated that the first look of the film will be revealed on the International Labor Day on the 1st of May which is incidentally Ajith's birthday.