Petromax is the second venture for the young director Rohin Venkatesan who had made his debut to Kollywood with the film Adhe Kangal. The film is the remake of Telugu film Anando Brahma which stared Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. Tamannaah Bhatia has played the role of Taapsee in this Tamil remake and the film also stars Yogi Babu, Munishkanth, Livingston, Kaali Venkat and Myna in the lead roles.
Coming to the technical crew of the film Dani Raymond had cranked the camera for the film while Leo John Paul has done the editing work. Popular music director Ghibran has composed the music for this film which has lyrics of SN Anuradha. A Kumar had bankrolled this film under Eagle's Eye Production banner.