Vikram K Kumar of ‘Manam’-fame is directing the film ‘24’. In fact, Vikram planned to rope in Vikram and Ileana in the lead roles. However, after many dramatic circumstances, the film reached Suriya. Samantha and Nitya Menon are playing the female leads in the film. As Suriya was impressed with the story, he himself had come forward to produce the film on the banner of 2D Entertainment in association with KE Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green. As he liked the subject very much, Suriya is working very hard for the movie and is taking lot of risk. In this film, Suriya is playing triple roles and one among them is the villain as well. For each character, Suriya has to sit patiently for five hours exclusively for make-up, says director Vikram. This proves his commitment towards the diverse characters, say film industry sources. It may be mentioned here that Vikram K Kumar is also doing a film with Nithin as hero. The post-production works of the film are in progress. The film-makers are planning to launch the audio in April and release the film by the end of that month.