Simbu starrer Maanaadu has finally taken shape after several reports that the film has been shelved owing to the actor being dropped out of the film. Yesterday, the film’s producer Suresh Kamatchi took to Twitter to announce the cast and crew of the film. Helmed by Venkat Prabhu, the political film is being bankrolled by V House Productions.
— sureshkamatchi (@sureshkamatchi) January 15, 2020
The first announcement that came was that director-producer SA Chandrasekhar has been roped in for a crucial role along with actor-director Bharathiraja. Following this, the addition of actors Karunakaran and Premji was also announced. Kalyani Priyadarshan has been roped in as the female lead alongside Simbu.
On the technical front, Richard M Nathan will be handling camera, Yuvan Shankar Raja will compose music, Praveen KL will be editing, Sekar will helm art, and Rajeevan will be in charge of production design. Vasuki Bhaskar will handle costumes and Stunt Silva will choreograph stunt sequences.
Further, Venkat Prabhu took to Twitter to announce that fans and audiences could send in their name suggestions for the character of Simbu in the film and that the best one would be picked. He revealed that Simbu would essay a Muslim in the film. He also mentioned that another important cast member is yet to be roped in.
Thank q to all #strfans and #cinemalovers for the unconditional love and support u r showering on us!! Here is an opportunity for u guys to be a part of #maanaadu YES!! #str_as this is the hashtag!!! Please watch the video and help us out here😊👍🏽🙏🏽 @sureshkamatchi pic.twitter.com/rT5lOvuJiE
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) January 16, 2020
Meanwhile, Simbu will feature in UR Jameel’s Maha opposite Hansika Motwani, the first look of which was recently revealed. Jameel had mentioned that the actor would feature in the film for nearly an hour, refuting the news that he would play a cameo in the film. He will also feature in the official remake of Kannada hit Mufti, directed by Narthan, co-starring Gautham Karthik.
He had also announced a trilingual Maghaa Maanaadu days after the news that he was dropped from Maanaadu. His father, actor-director T Rajendar told Silverscreen, “We are planning the film on a huge scale with a Rs 120 crore budget. It is an out-and-out entertainer like his previous films Manmadhan and Vallavan. It will release in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu”.
He also added, “Direction is by Silambarasan TR and not by me, as some have speculated. The film will be produced by our company Chimbu Cine Arts, and will be a big project for us.”