The announcement was made on Thursday by the makers of the film on social media on the occasion of the filmmaker’s birthday.
The film’s music will be composed by AR Rahman, while lyrics will be written by Thamarai. Nadhigalilae Neeradum Suriyan will be produced by Ishari K Ganesh, under the banner of Vels Film International. The rest of the cast and crew is yet to be announced.
Asked for the details of the film, Menon told Silverscreen India that it is too early to talk about the project.
Speaking to Silverscreen India, Ashwin Kumar, executive producer at Vels Film International said, “The project is still in the scripting stage. Only when it is completed, we will be knowing what genre the film is. It will obviously have love and action elements.”
He said that film is expected to go on floors in April. “The filming will take place both in international and Indian locations. We have planned it in Bali, Goa, Chennai. We will know clearly once the script is ready.”
Though the casting is in progress, Nadhigalilae Neeradum Suriyan will be a big budget film, Ashwin said. Asked if the film will have a star cast, he said, “We have already three big names, GVM [Menon], Simbu, and AR Rahman sir. You can expect more very well-known faces to come on board.”
Ashwin said that the film will be shot simultaneously in a few languages, while dubbed versions will also be released. “You can expect the film to come in other south Indian languages and maybe Hindi too,” he said.
Nadhigalilae Neeradum Suriyan will mark the third collaboration of Menon, Rahman, and Silambarasan, who have previously worked in the hit Tamil romantic film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa in 2010 and romantic action film Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada in 2016. Menon and Silambarasan last worked together on Karthik Dial Seytha Yenn, a short film, and epilogue of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa that released in 2020.
Meanwhile, Menon is also working on Joshua Imai Pol Kaakha for the same production house. While the film is currently in the post-production stage, the release date hasn’t been confirmed yet.