Mani Ratnam has been dabbling with romantic subjects after the debacle of Kadal. The director’s last venture Kaatru Veliyidai was also a disappointing outing and was criticized for its regressive content.

The director will now shake these off and start working on his new action thriller from next year. The film will be launched in January and regular shoot starts from February. The film features some of the best South Indian talent like Vijay Sethupathi, STR, Fahadh Faasil, Jyothika, Prakash Raj, Jaya Sudha and Aishwarya Rajesh.

Reports say that the film will be a collection parallel stories and will be story driven. The film is composed by A R Rahman and the cinematography will handled by Santosh Sivan.