"Anniyan" is the seventh big budget movie directed by Shankar, which will be released in May. His films are all commercial mass entertainers with a powerful story packaged with lot of gloss, glamour and fantasy. Shankar is the only director among his contemporaries to have survived with the 'generation next' audience of today. "Anniyan" is the costliest film made in south India. 'Oscar' Ravichandran produces the movie. According to director Shankar, "Anniyan" is a racy entertainer. "Anniyan" is about a person who tries to bring a change or the reforms within our society. Shankar has taken the main issues within our society like neglect, poverty and laid back approach of our youngsters. The movie is intent to motivate the youngsters to move forward like other nations. Ramanujam played by Vikram is a lawyer by profession. Ambi, as he is affectionately called by his father Parthasarathy (Nedumudi Venu) kick-starts a process to change the attitude of people and awaken them from deep slumber. The character also has shades of gray. His cold-heartedness, angst and dare-devilry go beyond the realm of justification. Sada plays Ambi's love interest in the movie. For the first time Shankar has associated with a music director other than A.R Rahman. Music is by Harris Jayaraj and lyrics by Vairamuthu. One of the songs has shot in Amsterdam during the Annual flower show. On the technical front, Cinematography is by Manikandan, art direction is by Sabu Cyril, editing is by V.T.Vijayan and Peter Haynes choreographs action scenes. One of the songs features Bollywood actress Yana Gupta. Other casts include Prakash Raj and Nedumudi Venu.