Mani Ratnam’s upcoming Tamil film will be titled Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (Dark red sky) and will star Silambarasan, Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay and Jyothika in the lead roles. AR Rahman will score the music.

The film’s poster, which was released by the director’s production banner Madras Talkies, is a montage of the actors. The bilingual, which is titled Nawab in Telugu, will also star Aditi Rao Hydari, Aishwarya Ramesh, Prakash Raj, Thyagarajan, Mansoor Ali Khan and Jaya Sudha. Fahadh Fazil is not a part of the final cast, as had been rumoured.

The Lyca Productions co-production will begin shooting on February 12.