Cinematographer Shamdat Sainudeen who worked with Kamal Haasan for his movies like Uttama Villain and Vishwaroopam 2, has now turned director with the bilingual Street Lights. The film is produced by Malayalam Superstar Mammootty who is also playing the lead role. A dubbed version of Street Lights will also be released in Telugu. Shamdat reveals how Kamal Haasan helped him while picking up the title of the film, "I told Kamal sir that I was not able to find a title in Tamil. He was the one who suggested that I retain Street Lights as the title in the Tamil version, too. He felt that an English title will help my film stand apart," he added that Street Lights is an entertaining thriller.