The film, also starring Deepika Padukone and Sonu Sood is produced by Eros International Media Ltd and directed by K S Ravikumar. The music is composed by A R Rahman.
The filming was delayed as Rajni fell ill after the movie went on floors. Speaking on the resumption of the shooting, director K S Ravikumar said, "Though Rajinikanth has recovered fully well and is keen to start shooting, we have delayed the start of the shoot. We don't want to rush him to start the film shooting immediately, as the film has Rajni is playing a triple role and has some stunning stunt sequences."
Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd said as a producer he did not mind waiting to be part of the ambitious project with Rajinikanth. "We want him to rest for some more time. Hence we have decided to take the decision on the shooting dates in December,"
he said in a statement. Rana is a live action magnum opus and will be released in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. The superstar's daughter Soundarya Rajnikanth who heads Ocher Visual Effects, is the film's technical director.