The film is about a cat and mouse game played by an ordinary man and the Mumbai Police Commissioner, with terrorism as its backdrop.
After seeing the film, according to his close circle, Kamal wanted to play the role of the protagonist enacted by Naseeruddin Shah, with Mammootty in the role of the cop done by Anupam Kher in the original. When Mammootty said 'No' to it, Mohanlal was willing to step into the project.
UTV which produced the original has plans to make it in association with Kamal Hassan and direct it by a director of the actor's choice. Kamal's plan is to have a Tamil, Malayalam and a Telugu version, with Mohanlal in Tamil and Malayalam versions and Nagarjuna doing the same role in Telugu.