The distribution rights for Karthi's next film, Alex Pandian, have been sold for a whooping Rs.1.10 crore in Kerala. Reports have confirmed that Sayujyam films have bought the rights for the film and will be promoting Alex Pandian in Malayalam. The news confirms the producers plan of extending Karthi's popularity in Kerala. The film was originally planned to be dubbed into Malyalam, but the actor wasn't very comfortable with the language yet and so the plan was shelved.
Alex Pandian, which is being directed by Suraaj is set to release next Pongal and will have Karthi and Anushka playing the leads. Santhanam will also feature in the mass entertainer having already worked with Karthi and impressed in films like Siruthai and Saguni. Devi Sri Prasad has composed the music for the film, which will be released on the 12th of December, falling on Superstar Rajinikanth's birthday who played the original Alex Pandian. The film will be action-packed and will also feature a lot of comedy.