Udhayanidhi's Manithan is getting great responses from the audience and critics. The film has Udhay's in a never-seen-before role, that of a lawyer. The story revolves around the life of a struggling lawyer who goes heads on against a leading criminal lawyer in town. His acting skills have been put to test as he shares screen space with great actors like Prakash Raj.

The  remake, directed by Ahmed of Endrendrum Punnagai fame, also features Prakash Raj, Radha Ravi and Hansika in lead roles. The film is produced by Udhay's Red Giants and distributed by Fox Star.