It was just over a week ago when it was announced Simbu and Venkat Prabhu are set to join hands for the first time. Soon after the announcement, rumours made the rounds that the project is going to be a gangster flick, which was subsequently quashed by Prabhu.
On Tuesday, the makers revealed that the film has been titled Maanadu and it'll be a political thriller. The title poster was shared by Venkat Prabhu on his twitter page. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalized soon. The poster confirmed that the film will be a summer 2019 release. The poster bears striking resemblance to the poster of Pa Ranjith's Madras, which was also a political film.
On joining hands with Simbu, Prabhu took to Twitter and wrote: “Yes, it’s official! My next is with my brother STR. Produced by Suresh Kamatchi and it’s a fresh script. Not a sequel. Artists, technicians, title and other details will follow! Get ready to be rocked. Need all your love and blessing as always.” Prabhu, best known for films such as Chennai 600028 and Mankatha, currently awaits the release of Tamil multi-starrer Party.
Yes it’s official!!!! My next is with my brother #Str produced by @sureshkamatchi #2019 #vp9 and it’s a fresh script!! Not a sequel!!! Artists, technicians, title and other details will follow!! Get ready to be rocked!!!! #superthrilled need all ur love and blessing as always!! pic.twitter.com/4zO083zbNi— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) June 27, 2018
It was recently announced that Simbu has four interesting projects in his kitty, including a yet-untitled film with Vijaya Productions. According to a statement released by his PR team, his next project will be with Vijaya Productions, and apparently, the popular banner has signed Simbu for a whopping remuneration.
The statement also added that Simbu has directorial plans and he will commence work on the project later this year. He also has signed a new project with Kabali producer Kalaipuli Thanu. More information regarding these projects is yet awaited. Simbu also has a sequel to Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya with Gautham Menon; however, this project will not materialize until 2019.
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