Makers of Kaatru Veliyidai released the film's first poster today and it features Karthi along with Bollywood starlet Aditi Rao Hydari.
Fans took to Twitter to express their excitement and ancticipation about the venture.
AR Rahman + Maniratnam = Magic #KaatruVeliyidaiâ€” Rakesh (@Rakeysh84) July 7, 2016
National award winning director Mani Ratnam's film is touted to be a romantic drama that revolves around a pilot who falls in love on his trip to India.
The film was originally supposed to be a bilingual revenge drama starring Karthi, Dulquer Salman and Sai Pallavi. However, when the script was found to be similar to Bollywood film Badlapurâ€™s, Ratnam decided to rewrite the script.
The shoot was further delayed when Sai Pallavi and Dulquer walked out of the project.
Apart from Karthi and Aditi, the film will also star RJ and actor Balaji, who is expected to play Karthi's friend. AR Rahman is composing the music for the film.