Ajith is plays full time Negative character named Vinayak Mahadevan while Arjun will be seen as a Special branch C.I.D Officer. The film revolves around many places including Chennai, Mumbai, Thailand and Malaysia. The film is written and directed by Venkat Prabhu. An ensemble cast including Arjun, Trisha Krishnan, Vaibhav Reddy, Lakshmi Rai, Andrea Jeremiah, Premji Amaren, Anjali and Mahat Raghavendra play vital roles in the film while Kainaat Arora made a special appearance in a club song along with Thala Ajith.
Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored nine songs for Mankatha and the audio rights of the film were bagged by Sony Music for a whopping amount of Rs 1 crore. Though the filmmakers promised Thala fans that the audio launch is going to take place on May 1st but due to some official reasons it got postponed.