Veppam is a 2011 Indian Tamil action thriller film written and directed by newcomer Anjana Ali Khan, starring Nani, Nithya Menen, Bindu Madhavi, and Karthik Kumar. The story narrates events from the slum areas of Chennai, showcasing characters and their struggles. The film, jointly produced by Gautham Menon's Photon Kathaas and R. S. Infotainment, had been in production for over one year. The film released on 29 July 2011, while a dubbed Telugu version, titled Sega, released simultaneously in Andhra Pradesh. Veppam received mixed reviews, as Nani's performance in this action thriller was praised. Veppam/Sega failed at the box office in both versions.