With Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Mani Ratnam is releasing a gangster film after years. Oscar-winning musician A R Rahman, who is in charge of the film's compositions, said that with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, the director has gone back to his Nayakan days. For the uninitiated, Nayakan was an iconic film, in which Kamal Hassan played a Mumbai don who constantly battled the dilemma of whether he is doing right or wrong.
The cast of Chekka Chivantha Vaanam comprises actors such as Arvind Swami, Silambarasan, Jyothika, Aditi Rao Hydari and Dayana Erappa, who is making her acting debut with the movie. Speaking to news agency IANS in a previous interview, the Dayana shared her experience of working with the National Award-winning filmmaker and said: 'Considering he is one of the ace directors and I am a newcomer, with every move he makes on the set, there is something new to learn.
There is something different about his craft, the way he conducts himself on a movie set, the way he treats each and every individual on the set.' Meanwhile, Aditi Rao Hydari, who has worked with the veteran director before, also told IANS she always wanted to be a 'Mani Ratnam heroine.'
The cast of Mani Ratnam's Chekka Chivantha Vaanam also includes names like Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Thiagarajan and Mansoor Ali Khan, who feature in significant roles.