Malayalam mega star Mammootty makes his comeback in Tamil with Aruvadai directed by Aravind. The film is bilingual and is named Vande Mataram in Malayalam. Mammootty is paired with Sneha in this bilingual produced by Henry for Pankaj films. The film also stars Arjun as a special branch police officer. In the film, Mammootty plays an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer, Gopikrishnan married to an airlines pilot Nandini, played by Sneha. Their personal life is unhappy as they are childless. Jai Aakash plays the important character of a ASP in the film which has patriotism laced with family sentiments.
Deepak J.D. plays the KD (villain) in this action-family drama. Vidyasagar is the music director and Rajesh Yadav the cameraman. Lyrics are by Vairamuthu, Pa. Vijay and Yugabharathi. The film has been shot in Chennai, Cochin, Marthandam and Kanyakumari.