National Award-winning lyricist Pa. Vijay made his directorial debut in 2015 with the film, Strawberry, and followed it up with Aaruthra in 2018. His upcoming Methavi, starring 'Action King' Arjun and Jiiva, was announced earlier this year in May, with Raashi Khanna playing the female lead. With the project greenlit, the shooting on Methavi kicked off on Monday (September 14), with the lead stars participating together. The film billed to be a horror thriller will incidentally be Arjun's next big film after last year's Hero in which teamed up with Sivakarthikeyan

Apart from Jiiva and Arjun, Methavi has plenty of talent surrounding it starting with its supporting cast featuring names like Radharavi, Y.G. Mahendran, Rohini, Azhagam Perumal, KPY Dheena, Sha Ra among others. One among the film's biggest USPs includes composer Yuvan Shankar Raja coming on board to compose the songs and the background score, with Deepak Kumar Padhy taking care of the cinematography and San Lokesh handling the editing. Being produced under the Makkal Arasan Pictures banner, Methavi was launched on producer S. Raja's birthday (May 15), who donated 25,000 rice bags (each weighing 5 KG) to the FEFSI union as an effort to help the daily wage workers in the industry, who were facing a tough situation due to the nationwide lockdown. 

Methavi is Pa. Vijay's third and biggest directorial in terms of production as well as the star cast he has gathered. Although his directorial debut Strawberry garnered decent reviews upon its release, his second film, Aaruthra, fetched him a mixed reception and the acclaimed lyricist turned director will be aiming to hit the high note with the upcoming film. Jiiva will be looking to hit the bullseye with the film as his Gypsy and Seeru turned out to be average grossing films at the box office, while Arjun too will be wanting to getting back to his winning ways once again considering his performance in Vishal's Irumbu Thirai continues to remain etched among fans.