The film was then revived by R. R. Venkat later in January 2011 with the slogan “Guns do not need agreements”. He signed Mahesh Babu as the protagonist who worked with Jagannadh in the past for Pokiri (2006).  Venkat added that the film would be produced under the R. R. Movie Makers banner.  Jagannadh completed the final writing of the screenplay on July 25, 2011, during his stay in Bangkok, adding that it was inspired by Ram Gopal Varma. He explained that the upcoming pre-production work in Hyderabad would begin after a week.  The film was solemnly inaugurated on August 15, 2011 with a small ceremony of Pooja in Hyderabad.  Shyam K. Naidu and S. Thaman were confirmed as cameraman or music director of the film.
 He plays mainly in secondary roles and rogue roles, although he has also played the lead role in some films. He starred in 143, Anji, Shock, Sri Ramadasu, Chandamama and Orange. Together with his brothers Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, he has produced several films under Anjana Productions. He has two children, actor Varun Tej and Niharika.  He is currently airing in television series and is also a judge on the comedy show Jabardasth, broadcast on ETV Network.  Allu Aravind, his brother-in-law, is a film producer. Naga Babu is the uncle of Allu Arjun, Ram Charan Teja, Allu Sirish and Sai Dharam Tej. When Mumbai`s police commissioner, Ajay Bhardwaj, declared the end of the mafia in the city, a ruthless man named Vijay Surya comes with the intention of conquering it.
Surya is in Dharavi with her friend and recruits a group of criminals led by Naseer and wins the support of a local politician named Laalu after receiving a witness for his crimes killed by his sidekick Shakeel. Surya helps the people of Dharavi pay off their debts by letting his henchmen steal the original copies of the credit documents from the local branch of the Maharashtra Bank and destroy the bank documents. While the locals cheer him as their savior, Surya becomes popular and fears for blackmail. To protect herself from Ajay, Surya captures her daughter Chitra Bhardwaj and pretends to fall into her trap. Mahesh received the screenplay for the film during dubbing for Dookudu (2011), but because of this commitment, it took 10 days to read the screenplay. He said in an interview that he could only maintain consistency in character because of the reduction in working days.  Jagannadh did not throw Brahmanandam and Ali because of Mahesh`s specific characterization; He added that Mahesh`s voice had changed from his performance in Pokiri.  Mahesh also convinced Jagannadh to quit smoking because he himself tried to quit after smoking at the chain.  The film`s synchronization activities began on December 15, 2011 at Shabdalaya Studios in Hyderabad.  SDR mixing work began in early January 2012.
 The Central Board of Film Certification made the film with an A-certificate; Board members found few dialogues of the film offensive and perhaps for the people of Mumbai.  The second calendar began in Mumbai on 20 September 2011 and Mahesh confirmed in an interview that it would last until 5 December 2011.  An action sequence choreographed by Vijayan was shot in mid-October 2011 and it was announced that the film`s climax would be shot in and around Goa from October 27, 2011.  The song “We Want Bad Boys” was shot in late October 2011.  At the same time, Jagannadh planned to tour some songs with Mahesh and Aggarwal in Spain in November 2011.  Filming of the culminating sequences with Mahesh, Prakash Raj and others ended on November 2, 2011.  Sify felt that the film was exclusively for Mahesh fans, but praised Jagannadh`s work that “the story is far-fetched and the logic demanding”.