Actor Silambarasan, also known as Simbu, who plays a character named Abdul Khaaliq in his upcoming Tamil film Maanaadu, has shared the first look poster of his character on social media. The poster was also shared by director Venkat Prabhu.
The poster features a close shot of Simbu’s face in a skull cap with his hands raised for namaaz. A bullet seems to be lodged in the middle of his forehead. In the background there are silhouettes of politicians. Simbu plays the role of Abdul Khaaliq, which translates to “the servant of the creator”.
Maanaadu’s public relations manager A John told Silverscreeen India that shooting for the film is currently underway in Pondicherry. “More than 40% of the shooting has already been completed. “The film is expected to wrap up shooting by December,” John said.
Maanaadu, billed to be a political thriller, is directed by Venkat Prabhu of Goa and Mankatha fame. Prabhu took to social media earlier this week to announce the release of the first look. He also shared a poster featuring Simbu praying, even as men in white, possibly politicians, wreck havoc around him. The words, “Stand for what is right even if it means standing alone,” were featured on top.
First look on 21 nov 2020 @ 10:44am@vp_offl@iam_SJSuryah @sureshkamatchi @thisisysr @Richardmnathan @kalyanipriyan @Premgiamaren @Cinemainmygenes @silvastunt @UmeshJKumar @vasukibhaskar@storyteller_ind @tuneyjohn pic.twitter.com/LRIMQrO5F7
— Silambarasan TR (@SilambarasanTR_) November 19, 2020
The film also stars Kalyani Priyadarshan in the lead and SJ Suryah, Daniel Annie Pope, YG Mahendran and Manoj K Bharathi in pivotal roles. Director-producer SA Chandrasekhar, actor-director Bharathiraja and actors Karunakaran and Premji have also been roped in to play leading roles.
On the technical front, Richard M Nathan will handle the camerawork, Yuvan Shankar Raja will compose the music, Praveen KL will handle the editing, Sekar will handle the art, and Rajeevan will be in charge of production design. Vasuki Bhaskar will handle costumes and Stunt Silva will choreograph stunt sequences.