Lailaa O Lailaa is penned by Suresh Nair, who earned a huge critical acclaim with the Bollywood movie Kahaani. The movie marks the trio Joshiy-Mohanlal-Amala Paul joining hands, after the huge success of Run Baby Run.
Lailaa O Lailaa was announced on November 2013, by Mohanlal on his official facebook page. The filming of the movie has got postponed multiple times due to various reasons. It was also reported the project is shelved due to the creative differences between the script-writer Suresh Nair and director Joshiy. But Joshiy brushed off the rumours and confirmed that the project is very much on board.
It was also rumoured that Manju Warrier, who made a comeback into movies recently, will replace Amala Paul as the female lead; but Amala denied the rumours by stating that she is a part of the project, in a recent interview.
Reportedly, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will be making his debut in Malayalam movies with Lailaa O Lailaa as the antagonist; but the news is not confirmed yet. The movie, which is produced by Finecut Entertainment is slated to release for Christmas.