The action-thriller film stars Vikram, one of the most decorated actors in Tamil cinema, who made his debut with the film En Kadhal Kanmani (1990), as the main protagonist. The plot follows a mathematician genius, Mathi who is also known by the alias Cobra. He uses this identity to commit crimes using his intelligence and maths. Directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu, the film is co-written by him and Kannan and Sekar Neelan. The film also stars Irfan Pathan, Srinidhi Shetty, K.S. Ravikumar, Robo Shankar, Sammy Jonas Heaney, Roshan Mathew, Mirnalini Ravi and others. The music is composed by Academy Award-winning musician, A.R. Rahman.