The Tamil remake of last year's Telugu indie hit Pellichoopulu has been titled Pon Ondru Kanden and it will star Vishnu Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles, a source said.

"The title has been finalised as Pon Ondru Kanden. The shooting will commence from the second half of the year. Vishnu and Tamannaah have been finalised," a source from the film's unit said.

The project will be bankrolled by Gautham Vasudev Menon and directed by Senthil Veerasaamy.

Tamannaah, on signing the project, had told that it has been her long-time desire to work with Gautham Menon.

"I'm a huge fan of Gautham's work, especially how he portrays women in his films. It's my long-time desire to work with him. Nobody understands the romance genre like him and I'm really looking forward to commence work on this project," she said.

The makers are currently in the process of finalising the rest of the cast.