We had already reported that director Lokesh Kanagaraj's debut film, Maanagaram is going to be remade in Hindi under the direction of ace cinematographer Santosh Sivan. The news has now been officially confirmed and the title of the project is all set to be announced on January 1, 2021 (at 3 PM), marking the special occasion of New Year.

Santosh Sivan has already directed a few notable films and it is going to be exciting to see how he films Maanagaram's story in Hindi. Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi plays an important role in this film and notably, the film will mark his debut in Hindi cinema. It should be noted that Vijay Sethupathi's debut flick in Hindi was supposed to be the Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha, but, unfortunately, he had to opt out of the project, due to date issues.

The Hindi remake of Maanagaram, directed by Santosh Sivan, will now be Vijay Sethupathi's first film in Hindi. The young and promising Vikrant Massey plays one of the leads and we are yet to get clarity on whether he is going to play Shri's character or Sundeep Kishan's character. Vikrant Massey is known for acting in movies like A Death In The Gunj, Half Girlfriend, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Chhapaak, Ginny Weds Sunny, and more. Actress Tanya Maniktala who recently garnered attention in the BBC's series A Suitable Boy, will play the female lead, reprising Regina Cassandra's role. The film also boasts of some big names in the supporting cast including, Sanjay Mishra, Sachin Khedekar, Ranvir Shorey, and others.

Prashant Pillai will score the music for the film. Vikrant Massey took to his official Twitter page to share this news with his fans and followers. He tweeted, "Hi, bringing in this New Year with the title launch of my latest film by ace director @santoshsivan on 1st Jan’21 @ 3pm. Happy to share screenspace with @VijaySethuOffl #TanyaManiktala @imsanjaimishra @SachinSKhedekar @RanvirShorey @iprashantpillai @hridhuharoon @shibuthameens". The Hindi remake of Maanagaram will be bankrolled by Shibu Thameens under the banner of Thameens Films. Shibu Thameens is a notable producer in Tamil and Malayalam cinema who has bankrolled notable biggies like Chiyaan Vikram's Iru Mugan, Saamy Square, Thalapathy Vijay's Puli, and more. The shooting of this film is expected to begin from early January and further details are awaited.