Cobra is an action thriller film written and directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu and produced by S. S. Lalit Kumar, under the banner 7 Screen Studio. The film stars Vikram in the title role alongside Srinidhi Shetty, Irfan Pathan, K. S. Ravikumar and Roshan Mathew while Anandaraj, Robo Shankar, Miya George, Mirnalini Ravi and Meenakshi Govindarajan play supporting roles.
It also marked the cinematic debut of Indian cricketer Pathan, and also the Tamil debuts of Shetty, Khalid and Mathew. The music is composed by A. R. Rahman, with cinematography handled by Harish Kannan and edited by John Abraham and Bhuvan Srinivasan.
The project was officially announced on May 2019, under the tentative title Vikram 58, before the official title was announced that December. Filming began on October 2019 and nearly took three years due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on film shootings, travel restrictions and Vikram's commitments on other projects, effectively delaying the initial May 2020 release plans. It was primarily shot in Chennai, while filming also took place in Kerala, Kolkata and Russia. Cobra was theatrically released on 31 August 2022, coinciding with Vinayaga Chathurthi.