Santhanam upcoming Tamil film Agent Kannayiram, directed by 'Vanjagar Ulagam' fame Manoj Beedha, is the remake of the Telugu blockbuster Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya. The 2019-released investigative comedy-thriller had Naveen Polishetty and Shruti Sharma in the leads. The Tamil version has Santhanam reprising Naveen Polishetty's titular character, a rookie detective. The director has made some minor corrections to the Telugu superhit to suit the film to the Tamil audience.
The film also stars Riya Suman, Sruthi Hariharan, Cooku With Comali-fame Pugazh, Munishkanth, Redin Kingsley, E Ramadoss, Aruvi Madhan, Aadhira and others. Guru Somasundaram will also be making a cameo appearance in it. Music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film is produced by Labrynth Films, who also backed Manoj Beedha's Vanjagar Ulagam. It is set to hit screens on November 25.
The digital streaming rights of the film were acquired by Sun NXT, while the satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV.