One of the finest actors in Indian cinema, Dhanush, is celebrating his birthday today (July 28) and his fans are celebrating the day on social media with fanmade posters, mashup videos, common DPs, and more. Marking his birthday, the title and first look poster of Dhanush's next film with Karthick Naren has been unveiled. D43 has been titled Maaran and the first look poster looks stylish and massy. In the poster, we see Dhanush smacking the head of a goon and this is probably a glimpse from one of the action sequences in the film. In the mirror reflection, we see three different reactions of Dhanush, and there are several other easter eggs that can be noted in the first look.

Produced by Sathya Jyothi Films, Maaran features Master sensation Malavika Mohanan as the female lead, while the supporting cast includes the likes of Samuthirakani, Smruthi Venkat, Master Mahendran, KK, and others. The final schedule shoot of the movie is progressing at a brisk pace and the film is inching closer towards completion. Dhanush will be seen playing the role of an investigative journalist in this film. Maaran will have music composed by GV Prakash Kumar and this is the composer's 5th outing with Dhanush after Polladhavan, Aadukalam, Mayakkam Enna, and Asuran.

With the prime form that GV Prakash is currently in, we can expect the songs and background score of Maaran to be effective. Maaran has cinematography by Vivekanand Santhosham, while the art direction and editing are taken care of by A Amaran and Prasanna GK respectively. Maaran is expected to be quite strong in the writing department as it involves three important talents - Sharfu, Suhas, and Vivek, who have worked on the film's screenplay. Lyricist Vivek will also be working on the film's dialogues.

The music rights of Maaran has been acquired by popular music label, Lahari Music. For now, check out the newly released first look poster of Dhanush's Maaran, directed by Karthick Naren, here: