Former associate of director Pa Ranjith, Athiyan is likely to make his directorial debut, starring ‘Attakathi’ Dinesh. Pa Ranjith’s Neelam Productions will be producing the venture.

Sources reveal that, storyline of the Dinesh-Athiyan film will remotely be similar to Ranjith’s films based on leftist principles. The film is in its pre-production stage and is likely to announce the finalized cast and crew details and commence shoot very soon.

The rom-com ‘Attakathi’ that marked the debut for director Ranjith and actor Dinesh, garnered attention after being praised and promoted by several acclaimed directors. ‘Attakathi’ Dinesh is awaiting release of ‘Annanukku Jai’, a political satire; while Pa Ranjith’s film production venture, ‘Pariyerum Perumal’, is also in pipeline for release.