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Velaikkaran (English: The Worker) is an upcoming Indian Tamil language action thriller film written and directed by Mohan Raja. Featuring an ensemble cast including Sivakarthikeyan and Fahadh Faasil in the lead roles. The film has music composed by Anirudh Ravichander and cinematography by Ramji. Produced by R. D. Raja. The film is based on an attendant named Arivu and his battle against food adulteration.

In December 2016, an official press announcement from producer R. D. Raja revealed that director Mohan Raja and Sivakarthikeyan would collaborate for his second production venture. A launch event for the film was held on 11 March 2017, with the team announcing their intentions of starting the shoot in late 2016. Nayanthara signed the film in April 2017, while Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil was also brought in to appear in a pivotal role in the film, marking his debut in Tamil cinema.Prior to the start of shoot, several actors were finalised for supporting roles including SnehaPrakash RajRohini and Thambi Ramaiah. RJ BalajiSathish also joined the cast in mid-early.

Anirudh Ravichander, Vivek Harshan and T. Muthuraj joined the team as the music composer, editor and art director respectively. Likewise Anal Arasu was selected as the stunt choreographer, while Vishnu Govind and Sree Shankar were put in charge of sound editing and mixing. In a turn of events, editor Ruben replaces Vivek Harshan, which is evident on the latest film poster released for Deepavali season.

The film began production untitled on 11 January 2017 in T Nagar, Chennai and shot in the area for up to a month. The shoot continued throughout January at Prasad Studios in Chennai where art director Muthuraj had erected a large set resembling Chennai's slums. In February 2017, it was reported that the film was developing under the title of Velaikkaran, after the team had bought the rights of the title from Vijay Vasanth who had registered it for a future film. Following 35 days of shoot, the team moved to Malaysia to continue filming. Some important portions and climax are to be shot in Malaysia. It's reported that Fahadh Faasil is to dub himself for the first time in Tamil in this movie.

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