Actor-filmmaker T Rajendar has filed a police complaint alleging that the rights of the 2004 release Manmadhan vests with his production house Simbu Cine Arts but SN Media now claims to own it. He has also alleged that producer PL Thenappan is behind this issue and has sought police intervention to have it sorted out.
It may be noted here that Manmandhan was one of the hit movies in Silambarasan aka Simbuâ€™s career. The movie hit the marquee in the 2004 and was a box office success. The film was directed jointly by Simbu and AJ Murugan and the story was penned by the former. Balakumaran has written the dialogues for Manmadhan.
The film had Simbhu and Jyothika as the lead pair with Sindhu Tolani, Goundamani, Atul Kulkarni, Santhanam, Brinda Parekh, Sathyan and Mayuri. It also had Mandira Bedi and Yana Gupta making special appearances.
Yuvan Shankar Raja had composed music for this venture and the songs were super hits as well. S Moorthy and RD Rajasekhar had cranked the camera for Manmadhan with Anthony taking care of the editing.
It may be noted here that Manmadhan was a Deepavali hit in the year 2004 and had competed with films such as Ajith's Attagasam, Vijayakanth's Neranja Manasu, Sarathkumar's Chatrapathy at the box office.
With T Rajendar taking up the issue on its rights after more than a decade of its release, the film industry is eager to know what the outcome would be.
Last seen in a full-length role Mani Ratnamâ€™s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Simbu is currently busy with Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven helmed by Sundar C which is the remake of Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi. The filmâ€™s shoot is currently underway and might hit the marque in January 2019.
He is also getting ready to commence shooting for Venkat Prabhuâ€™s political thriller Manaadu and it will be produced by Suresh Kamatchi. The groundwork for this film is on and it is expected to go on floors by February 2019. Simbu also met young filmmaker Karthick Naren and it is said that they have initiated discussions.
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