Nayakan will have Dhanya of Thalappavu fame as the female lead; Thilakan, Jagathy, Siddhique and Raghu appear in other important roles. The shooting will start by December and the locations are Kochi, Ottappalam and Malaysia.
Indrajith, son of late actor Sukumaran and brother of Prithviraj, debuted with Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan. He was praised for his villain's role in the hit film Meesamadhavan and several hit films followed. His latest release was Minnaminnikkoottam.