Vimal who is accustomed playing village boy now takes a new route. For Ishtam, a remake of Tollywood flick Yemaindi Ee Vela, he plays a city-bred youth.
Nisha Aggarwal who is the younger sister of Kajal Aggarwal, will be repeating her role as Avanthika, as in the original. She is cast opposite Vimal and this film marks her debut in the Tamil film industry.
The film also stars Anoop and Parvathy, who form the second lead cast. Santhanam is the comedian in this flick. Pragathi, Yuvarani, Vibu are also in the cast.
Prem Nissar, who worked with Chakri Toleti and director Raj Kapoor debuts independently and wields the megaphone.