The story revolves around the life of a software engineer, who stumbles upon a novel called Shikari. He begins to read it and falls in love with a character from the book, which is set in the pre-Independence era. The story unfolds in two time-lines and both the actors play two characters each. The title role of the film is played by Mammootty. About his casting, he says: "I was drawn to this project by the directors (Abhay Simha) vision to make this concept believable".Mammootty plays a software professional who chances upon a manuscript of an unfinished novel and falls in love with a character. Poonam Bajwa has been signed in to play the heroine. She will be playing the love interest of character played by Mammootty. Sharmila Mandre was also approached to do this role. Aditya, who thinks working with Mammootty is an honour, says about his role: " "I play a dream-seller and my character is required to appear in the movie on and off.