Mani Ratnam has officially announced the cast and crew of his next film. Production No 17 will star STR, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh and Arvind Swami. The film will be produced and directed by Mani Ratnam.

The film will start rolling from January 2018. Its rumored that the film will be a gritty drama unlike his past romantic films – Kaatru Veliyidai and OK Kanmani.

The technical crew features most of Mani Ratnam’s favourites. A R Rahman will compose the music like always. Santosh Sivan will crank the camera, this is his sixth film with the director. Sreekar Prasad will handle the editing.