The trailer of Dhanush's "Maari" has been released, and as expected, it is nothing short of mass appeal.

Directed by Balaji Mohan, "Maari' comes with a lot of expectations. The trailer introduces Dhanush's character, who is loved by people around him despite being a local con. Kajal Aggarwal plays lead opposite the actor while singer Vijay Yesudas plays a police officer.

The background score played by Anirudh Ravichander also stands out.

Meanwhile, the makers have announced that the film will be released on 17 July. Hence it will lock horns with big films like multilingual film "Baahubali" directed by SS Rajamouli and Bollywood movie "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" starring Salman Khan.

Basking in the success of his latest movies like "Shamitabh" and "Anegan", Dhanush has reportedly gone versatile in "Maari" as well.

Meanwhile, director Mohan is well-known for films like "Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi" and "Vaayai Moodi Pesavum." Both the films were critically-acclaimed and did a decent job at the box office.

The star cast of "Maari" also includes Robo Shankar, Kaali Venkat and Arjuna. The cinematography is handled by Om Prakash and the film is produced by Sarathkumar, Radhika Sarathkumar and Listin Stephen under the banner of Magic Frames.