It was a rather long train journey from Neyveli to Ghaziabad that inspired Prabhu Solomon to make this into a film. Starring Dhanush and Keerthi Suresh in lead roles, Thodari is a romantic entertainer that is slated to release in May. In an interview, the director stated that the film's theme was inspired from the experiences, the conversations, the lessons and the memories of the train journey he went on 25 years ago. Dhanush plays the role of a pantry worker in this movie which is bankrolled by Sathya Jyothi films.