Leading South Indian actress Nayanthara announced her new film Connect in November on the occasion of her birthday, with the first look posters receiving a stellar response from fans. Set in the horror genre, the film also marks the reunion of director Ashwin Saravanan and Nayanthara, who previously collaborated in 2015 for the neo-noir venture Maya. Being produced Vignesh Shivan under the Rowdy Pictures banner, it was announced that actor Sathyaraj will be playing a crucial role in Connect. In that light, the makers revealed on Saturday on the occasion of Christmas that the ace veteran has joined Connect, while also treating fans to a new poster. Check it out below: 

Connect will be the second time Sathyaraj and Nayanthara are sharing screen space after they starred in the 2013 romantic drama film, Raja Rani, under Atlee's direction and featured the two as the father-daughter duo, with Arya, Jai and Nazriya cast in the lead roles. Sathyaraj, who continues to be a favorite among the young and the elderly alike for his vivacious nature, has proven his mettle time and again in all kinds of roles and his inclusion in the upcoming venture will no doubt be a major aspect to look out for. 

Apart from Nayanthara and Sathyaraj, Connect will include National Award winner and veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who is making his Tamil cinema comeback after appearing in films like V.I.P., Kadhalar Dhinam, Little John, and Kuttrapathirikai to name a notable few. Connect, which is also Ashwin Saravanan's next after his critically-acclaimed box office hit Game Over, will feature the up-and-coming musical artiste Haniya Nafisa with a talented technical team featuring the likes of composer Prithvi Chandrasekhar, cinematographer Manikantan Krishnamachary, editor Richard Kevin, art directors Sreeraman and Siva Sankar, and costume designs by Anu Vardhan and Kavitha J.