Mankatha is an Indian Tamil language black comedy action mystery movie written and directed by Venkat Prabhu. The movie stars Thala Ajith in the lead role. Trisha Krishnan is the female lead in this movie Arjun Sarja has a starring role in Maknatha. The movie is produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri, Vivek Rathnavel on Cloud Nine Movies banner. Mankatha is distributed by Sun Pictures, Radaan Mediaworks, and Ayngaran International.
Lakshmi Rai, Anjali, Andrea Jeremiah, Vaibhav Reddy, Premji Amaren, and Mahat Raghavendra played other important and supporting roles in this movie.
Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the musical score of this movie. The cinematography is handled by Sakthi Saravanan. Editing work is done by Praveen K. L. and N. B. Srikanth. Videsh has acted as the art director.
Songs of this movie are penned by Vaali, Gangai Amaran, and Niranjan Bharathi. Yuvan Shankar Raja, Ranjith, Rita, Anitha Karthikeyan, Premgi Amaren, SPB Charan, Bhavatharini, Mano, Tippu, Madhushree, Karthik, Ranjith, Rita, Vijay Yesudas, and Anitha Karthikeyan crooned the songs.
Mankatha is Thala Ajith Kumar's 50th movie. This is the first time Ajith sported salt and pepper look. This movie is the fourth collaboration of Yuvan Shankar Raja with both Venkat Prabhu and Ajith. The music is released by Sony Music India.
The story of this movie is set in Mumbai. It revolves around a heist of cricket betting money, executed by a gang of four thieves, who are joined by a fifth unknown man, and its aftermath.