The movie is being helmed by Bala, who last directed the hard-hitting crime drama, Naachiyaar starring Jyothika. It seems Chiyaan Vikram was insistent that the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy, should be directed by Bala only.
Arjun Reddy, helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2017, in which young heartthrob Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey played the lead role. The content of the film was highlighted because of his bold scenes and liplocks. Vijay’s character in the film was that of a brilliant surgeon who falls prey to alcoholism after suffering in love.