Reportedly Istham will place Vimal in a modern role, a breakaway from the roles he playd so far in films like Pasanga, Kalavani, Ethan and Kalakalapu. Ishtam revolves around a city based couple and their trials and tribulations in love. Directed by Prem Nizar and written by Sampath Nandi, the movie is scored by Thaman who is gradually climbing the ladders of fame in Telugu.
Ishtam also has Santhanam, Anoop Kumar, Yuvarani and Pragathi. Produced by T Ramesh, the movie is distributed by Balaji Real Media.