Vettai is a 2012 Tamil action film written and directed by N. Linguswamy. The film stars R. Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul in the lead roles while Ashutosh Rana, Thambi Ramaiah and Nasser played supporting roles. The film score is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, while cinematography is by Nirav Shah and editing handled by Anthony Gonsalves. The film became announced shortly after the release of Lingusamy’s Paiyaa, with Dhayanidhi Alagiri’s Cloud Nine Movies agreeing to produce the film, following a successful collaboration during the director’s previous film. During a lengthy pre-production phase, the film underwent major changes in its main cast and Cloud Nine Movies stepped out of the project, with Linguswamy’s own banner, Thirupathi Brothers, taking up the film. Filming was initially planned to begin by mid-2010, but was delayed until March 2011.