Earlier, the makers planned to release the movie in July but then it was rescheduled for Ramzan release. The release date has been postponed again for a week by the producers Red Carpets, since the production work of the film is not complete.
The story of the movie deals with terrorism and the protagonist is reportedly a terrorist. He appoints people from Kerala, gives them training to use arms and ammunition and they are later used as suicide bombers. Prithviraj will be playing the title role and Prakash Raj is playing an important role as well. Another Malayalam actor Lal is also an important part of the movie.
In January 2010, the official website for Anwar was launched. The shooting for the movie started in March 2010 and the main location was in Kochi.
Recently, many terrorism cases happened in Kerala so the plot of the movie has attracted attention of many people. The movie has been produced by Raj Zacharias and Satheesh Kurup has done the cinematography.