Velaikkaran is a Tamil action thriller starring Sivakarthikeyan, Nayanthara and Prakash Raj. Velaikkaran is a very hyped film because of director Mohan Raja. It is also the Tamil debut of Fahadh Faasil who is known for his stardom in Malayalam films. Mohan Raja who is also coming back after 2 years since he made highly acclaimed Thani Oruvan in 2015. Thani Oruvan was remade in Telugu by the name of Dhruva starring Ram Charan Teja. Velaikkaran took some time to be made because of the highly engaging script procedure as revealed by Mohan Raja.
Sivakarthikeyan who is an acclaimed actor and singer as well was last seen in 2016 release Remo, which was a blockbuster. Sivakarthikeyan is known for being someone, who picks his scripts very carefully and engages his creative energy into singing unless and until he completely wants to surrender to a part. Velaikkaran is high on music, which is composed by legendary Anirudh Ravichander.
Story of the film is about a man who lives in slum and decided to fight against food adulteration in the country. Velaikkaran is a humble budget film but will open big because of the names attached to it. Satellite rights of the film are bought by Vijay TV for an undisclosed amount. A launch event for the film was done on 11 March, 2016 and it will release worldwide on 29 September, 2017.