Kaaliyan is Malayalam period movie starring Prithviraj in the titular role. Directed by Mahesh S, the film is based on the Northern ballads and is about Kunchirakkottu Kali, an unsung warrior who lived in the 17th century in Venad. Veteran Tamil actor Sathyaraj is also part of the film's cast.
Magic Moon Productions banner is bankrolling the film which has music by leading composer trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy. This is the first time the trio is composing for a Malayalam film. Sujith Vaassudev forms the part of the crew of Kaaliyan as the cinematographer and National award winner Shajith Koyeri as the sound designer.