Madhavan has silently started shooting for Maara, the Tamil remake of critically acclaimed Malayalam hit Charlie which had Dulquer and Parvathy in the lead.
Pramod Films is bankrolling the Tamil remake which also has Shraddha Srinath, Sshivada Nair, and Mouli. Sources say that Shraddha plays Parvathy's role and Mouli reprises Nedumudi Venu's role.
Dilip Kumar is directing the Tamil remake but the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be officially announced. Earlier, director Vijay was supposed to direct the remake as he got busy with Thalaivi, now Dilip Kumar is directing the film.
Besides Maara, Madhavan also has his directorial film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect in which he plays the ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. Simran plays Madhavan's wife in the film which will be simultaneously released in Tamil, English, and Hindi.