Vishnu Narayan who is making his directional debut with Maradona had previously worked as an associate of directors like Aashiq Abu, Sameer Thahir and Dileesh Pothan. Aashiq Abu, Sameer Thahir and Dileesh Pothan. Vishnu revealed, "I learnt a lot about the ideologies, changes and emerging trends in cinema from them. There was a lot of space and freedom for me to discover new things." Maradona, which is going to release on June 22, is a feel-good movie filled with romance, family and thriller elements. Talking about his film Vishnu said, "It's about the emotional journey of a guy called Maradona (Tovino Thomas). And it has got nothing to do with football. Maradona is just his name".