"It's an extraordinary story of an unsung hero and it deserves to be told. It will go on floors this year," Madhavan said in a statement.
The actor is playing a pilot in the Sanjay Puran Singh- directed movie.
Talking about his character in the film, Madhavan said, "It is too early to share details about my role. I play a pilot, and this is one of those films I am extremely excited about.
"Also, it's good to work with co-stars like Sushant Singh Rajput and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, as they're both extremely talented."