The movie Urumi is based on the attempted assassination of Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama, who arrived in Kappad near Calicut in 1498. So its English version has been titled Vasco Da Gama. It will be Pathinaindham Nootrandu Uraivaal (PNU) in Tamil. The title of Hindi version is yet-to-be announced.
Urumi is being produced by Santosh Sivan, Prithviraj and Shaji Natesan under the banner August Cinema. It boasts of star cast of Prithviraj, Prabhu Deva, Arya, Genelia, Vidya Balan, Tabu, Nithya Menon, Jagathy, Amole Gupte, Chandan Roy Sanyal, who are popular actors from different Indian languages. It has the music of AR Rahman's ex-keyboard player Deepak Dev.