Sharing the news on Twitter, the Nayakan actor wrote, “Here we go again! #KH234.” Udhayanidhi Stalin, one of the producers of the film, has now revealed more details about the film. He reportedly revealed that the work for the film will only begin next year. He said that the project will go on floors in August or September 2023. He also reportedly stated that the story is yet to be fixed and only the plot with three lines has been set.
The actor and director previously worked together in Nayakan back in 1987. The movie was backed by Muktha Srinivasan, and it introduced Saranya Ponvanan as a debut lead. Nayakan is loosely based on the life of the Bombay underworld don Varadarajan Mudaliar and the American film The Godfather (1972). Ratnam was initially approached to remake the Hindi film Pagla Kahin Ka (1970) for Srinivasan and Kamal Haasan but refused. He instead suggested two other stories, one of which impressed kamal and became Nayakan. The cinematography was handled by P. C. Sreeram and edited by B. Lenin and V. T. Vijayan. Music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and ‘Thenpaandi Cheemaiyile’ became an iconic song. Filming began in late 1986, taking place primarily in Madras and to a lesser extent, Bombay.