A team up that sparked instant interest among Tamil cinema fans was when reputed producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu announced he would be bankrolling a film with National Award-winning actor Dhanush in the lead role and Pariyerum Perumal fame Mari Selvaraj directing the venture. Titled Karnan, the rural action drama will feature music by Santhosh Narayanan, who recently watched the film and showered praises on Dhanush for his riveting performance, while also lauding Mari Selvaraj, Kalaipuli Thanu and the the entire team for their gargantuan efforts. 

Producer Kalailpuli Thanu on Friday dropped an update informing fans telling them to get ready for a big announcement from the Karnan team on January 31 at 11AM. Taking to Twitter, Thanu shared a new cryptic poster from the film and wrote, "Team #Karnan has an exciting update coming up on 31st Jan, keep awaiting. @dhanushkraja @mari_selvaraj @Music_Santhosh". Although details on what the announcement is going is unknown at this point, there are speculations already doing the rounds on social media stating that the team could be dropping an update on the much-awaited Karnan teaser, while some others are saying it could be in regard to the film's release date. Whether it is going to be an announcement on the film's teaser or possibly the Karnan release date remains to be seen and we can expect fans to be keeping a countdown to the big day. 

Expectations for Karnan are massive as Dhanush fans are hoping the actor will come out with yet another memorable and power-packed performance on the lines of his Asuran, which left everyone stunned. Director Mari Selvaraj too will be looking to come out all guns blazing with his latest film, especially after his Pariyerum Perumal took Tamil Nadu by storm in 2018. Producer Thanu will be optimistic of recreating a success on the lines of his Asuran and also surpass it to become a bigger blockbuster when it hits theatres this year. 

Apart from Dhanush in the lead role, Karnan's star cast also includes popular Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan playing the female lead, with veteran actors Lal and Azhagam Perumal, followed by Yogi Babu, Natty (a) Natarajan Subramanian, including 96 and Master fame Gouri G. Kishan and Lakshmi short film actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli in major supporting roles. Karnan will also see a stellar technical team aiming to prove their mettle among whom include cinematographer Theni Eshwar, editor RK Selva and art director Ramalingam, whose work in 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's Kabali went on to fetch him wide appreciation.