Ittymaani-Made In China are directed by two first-time directors, Jibi and Joju. Though they had worked in the industry as assistant and associate directors for two decades, Ittymaani is special to them. The film stars Mohanlal as the lead man and the directors are at loss of words when they praise the superstar. They said that they were mostly awe-struck during the shots and kept looking at the superstar. In a lengthy social media post, they elaborated on how their dreams became a reality and stated that Ittymaani would be the most special film in their lives. They also encouraged new directors to dream big and promised that God would bring Mohanlal to their film if they wish fervently.