In the cast of Ilayathalapathy's upcoming flick 'Jilla', it has been reiterated time and again that Mohanlal plays a crucial role in the film. The latest on this is that he plays the role of a Godfather. The word 'Jilla' roughly translates to 'head of the gang', and in 'Jilla', Mohanlal is said to play a respectable head in Madurai, while Vijay is his successor. For this Madurai-based film, a huge set is being erected in Chennai, to resemble a typical Madurai-style house.
Mahat plays the role of Vijay's brother in the film. He says that his role is pivotal and that he has three songs along with Vijay. 'Jilla' has Vijay, Mohanlal, Kajal, Poornima Baghyraj, Mahat, Soori and Thambi Ramaiah to its star cast. The film is directed by Nesan and the cinematographer is Natraj. Music for the film has been scored by Imman. This film is the 85th for Super Good Films.