Tamil actor-singer Silambarasan aka S.T.R or Simbu won hearts in actor-filmmaker Venkat Prabhu’s directorial science fiction political thriller ‘Maanaadu’ by his stellar performance.
It is based on the time loop concept, after rescheduling the release date of the film many times due to various reasons. It finally went to hit theatres in November 2021. Suresh Kamatchi produced the film under the banner of V House productions.
The films’ title was first announced by the director in mid-2018, In Aug 2019 Producer ousted the main lead Simbu citing STR’s failure to commit to dates, for which the producer also filed a complaint to TFPC (Tamil Film Producers Council) about the actor’s lack of punctuality. However, in 2019 the matter was sorted out between the makers and the actor.
Star Cast of Maanaadu
Earlier the makers were approaching known south actress Raashi Khanna for the main lead, but later they chose Kalyani Priyadarshan
- Silambarasan is playing the protagonist in the film namely Abdul Kaaliq,
- Kalyani Priyadarshan is the lead actress opposite to Simbu
- S.J. Suryah is playing a cop role namely Inspector Dhanushkodi
- S A Chandrasekhar is playing the Chief Minister
- Arun Mohan is playing Irfan
- Other stars Bharathiraja, Karunakaran, Premgi Amaren, Anjena kirti, Manoj Bharathraja, udhaya,
Aravind Akash, Daniel Annie Pope, Ravikanth, Shreekumar also featured in the movie.
Maanaadu Theatrical Rights & Release Date
Its shooting commenced in Feb 2020 and wrapped up in July 2021. SSI Productions have bought the theatrical rights of the film in Tamil Nadu. Similarly, Seyons Intl. for U.S., U.K, Europe, Australia, Canada, and Africa, United India Exports for Singapore and Gulf country’s theatrical rights.
The movie was released on the 25th of Nov and was critically acclaimed for the plot and performances, released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. Now streaming on Sony Liv.
Maanaadu Remake Rights
2021’s successful Time Loop Tamil Movie stars STR in the lead role, remake rights acquired by Suresh Productions, languages including Telugu and others Indian languages.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) January 6, 2022
Maanaadu Box Office Collection
All Center Blockbuster #Maanaadu 18-days total BO👌
TN gross, 53+ CR
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) December 13, 2021
Yuvan Shankar Raja has given the music in the film, the single ‘Meherezylaa’ from the film was released in June 2021 which is penned by Madhan Karky and sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja, Bhavatharini, and Rizwan. Its audio rights were acquired by Yuvan’s own label U 1 Records.
The film has created a buzz among the fans of south cinema since its trailer was released on 2 Oct 2021, it was launched on U1 Records official YouTube Channel. Another trailer will be out soon.