A teaser released without the title and became a popular video onYouTube. Vishnuvardhan said that Ajith Kumar will have a "salt and pepper" look, and that Ajith Kumar underwent supervised weight-training.
The first schedule of filming began on 2 June 2012 with portions involving Ajith Kumar, Nayantara and Arya. The filming was expected to proceed until the end of the month in Mumbai, but later cancelled due to monsoon and location was shifted to Bangalore and later in Hyderabad. On 7 September, during the second schedule, Taapsee Pannu joined the crew and began shooting her portions.
During the next schedule that started on 2 November 2012, filming was held in Mumbai and its suburban locations. While shooting an action sequence, Ajith Kumar was injured, suffering an ligament tear. Despite his injuries, Ajith Kumar continued shooting.
Ajith filmed a boat sequence for the film in an Arab country, which was choreographed by Hollywood stuntman Lee Whittaker. After finishing the boat scene, director tweeted, "Finished amazing boat sequencehere in Dubai! Ajith was absolutely amazing! Couldn't have done it without his skills!".
Finally the shoot finished at Kulu Malali.
Audio expected to launch on end of August and movie to be release on mid of september.