Having won the National award for Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai, Apukutty is eagerly awaiting the release of his next Mannaru.
Produced jointly by Ra Saravanan, R Ramesh Kumar and S Asokarajan, the film is directed by S Jaishankar. The cast includes Swathi, Vaishali, Thambi Ramaiah, Pandiarajan, Premnath, Risha, Gopal, Rama, Jayasooriakanth, dance master Sivashankar and Venkal Rao.
Acccording to Appukutty, 'after Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai, I wanted to do something different and waited for the right moment. When Jaishankar told me the story of this film, I was a bit hesitant to take it up as it is a hero-oriented subject. But the way the screenplay was written, I fell for it. We rehearsed for a month before the shoot.'