Actor turned director Prabhu Deva has been shuffling his career between his acting and directorial projects and will be seen as a police officer for the first time in his career in the upcoming Tamil film, Pon Manickavel. Written and directed by A. C. Mugil Chellappan under Hitesh Jhabak and Nemichand Jhabak's Jhabak Movies banner with music by chart-buster composer D. Imman, the action thriller has Prabhu Deva romancing actress Nivetha Pethuraj and has been announced for a direct OTT premiere on DisneyPlus Hotstar on November 19. With the film's release in a week's time, promotions have also kicked off as the makers have now released the long-awaited Pon Manickavel trailer. 

Initially planned for a theatrical release, the news of Pon Manickavel coming out on DisneyPlus Hotstar had been doing the rounds for quite sometime and all eyes will be on how the film fares among audiences when it premieres next week on the streaming platform. The upcoming film had created quite a lot of chatter among fans after the makers released a number of promotional stills, songs and an action-packed teaser upon the completion of the production more than a year back. There has been a buzz for Pon Manickavel ever since it was revealed that Prabhu Deva would be seen in a cop avatar and the film's trailer has teased fans on what can be expected to be witnessed. 

Prabhu Deva is cast opposite Nivetha Pethuraj in Pon Manickavel, who has been a sensation across South India ever since she arrived in the film industry nearly five years back. The film's supporting cast also includes Suresh Chandra Menon, the Late J. Mahendran among others, with the technical team featuring names like cinematographer K. G. Venkatesh, editor T. Shivanandeeswaran, followed by the National Award-winning duo Anbariv for the stunts and lyrics penned by Karky. 

Watch Prabhu Deva in action in the Pon Manickavel trailer below: