The film is being produced by well-known production house Lyca Productions.
The official handle of Lyca Productions confirmed the news on social media. It said, “#LalSalaam to everyone out there! We are extremely delighted to announce our next project, with the one & only Superstar @rajinikanth in a special appearance! Directed by @ash_rajinikanth, Starring @TheVishnuVishal & @vikranth_offl in the leads, Music by @arrahman, @LycaProductions #LalSalaam @gkmtamilkumaran @DOP_VishnuR @RamuThangraj @BPravinBaaskar @PoornimaRamasw1 @RIAZtheboss @kabilanchelliah”
The production house also released a poster of the film that showed a cricket helmet burning in what looked like a place hit by riots.
Interestingly, both the actors chosen to play the lead in the film — Vikranth and Vishnu Vishal — are known to be good cricketers, giving rise to speculation if whether the story of the film will revolve around cricketers affected by riots.
Apart from Lal Salaam, actor Rajinikanth is also busy shooting for Jailer, written and directed by Nelson, and produced by Kalanithi Maran of Sun Pictures. The film also stars Shiva Rajkumar, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu, Ramya Krishnan and Vinayakan in supporting roles. This film marks the debut of Shiva Rajkumar in Tamil cinema