Director Pa Ranjith's upcoming film Sarpatta Parambarai starring Arya is one of the most anticipated films of 2021. The film was initially planned with actor Suriya. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, it didn't materialize. Ranjith then planned the film with actor Arya. The film's shooting was wrapped up early this year. While Sarpatta was meant for theatrical release, the makers decided to sell the streaming rights to Amazon prime Video due to the second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic. On July 13, the trailer of Pa Ranjith's Sarpatta Parambarai was dropped online amid huge expectations.
Apart from Arya, the film also stars Dushara Vijayan, John Kokken, Kalaiyarasan, and Sanchana Natarajan in important roles. The trailer shows that Sarpatta Parambarai is a boxing-based film that sheds light on the clash between two clans in North Madras. Director Pa Ranjith said, "Sarpatta Parambarai is a period sports drama that reflects the raw passion and enthusiasm for boxing which wasn’t just a sport back then but also a sort of culture & tradition that demanded repute and respect. With this film, I want to tell the audience that there’s so much more to Madras that they are not aware of. Sarpatta Parambarai will take them through the culture and life of these clans and their stories. I am glad we found a great service to partner which that will showcase our film across 240 countries and territories. I hope viewers will appreciate our work and the story of Sarpatta Parambarai."