Produced under the banner of Infinity Visual Magic, Dhanayathra is the story of a person who collects lime shell from the backwaters. Vinod K. Payyannoor has written the story while script and dialogue are by C.R. Chandran. Kanhangad Ramachandran sets music to lyrics written by Kaithapram.
Other cast members include Sai Kumar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Riyaz Khan, Sudheesh, Mamu Koya, Babu Kishore, Kamal Bai, Valsaraj, Karthika, Shobha Mohan, Kalpana, Shalu Menon, Laxmi Aravind, Baby Minnu and others.
National Award winning actor Murali, who has won accolades for his powerful portrayal in a variety of roles ranging from character roles to villain roles in Malayalam and Tamil films, dons the lead role in Dhanayathra, which is being directed by Gireesh Kunnummal at the locations of Thrikaripur, Kasargod.