Simbu changes his name

Finally, STR aka Simbu’s long pending Maanaadu is making progress. Producer Suresh Kamachi has delivered the official updates of Maanaadu as a celebratory Pongal treat for the hardcore Simbu fans.

It has been confirmed that the film directed by Venkat Prabhu has Simbu and Kalyani Priyadarshan as the lead pair.  The supporting cast includes Bharathiraja, S.A. Chandrasekhar, Karunakaran and Premgi Amaran.

The political thriller will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematography by Richard M Nathan. Maanadu is bankrolled by Suresh Kamatchi, under the banner V House Productions.

Interestingly, Simbu who was credited as STR in his recent films like Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven has changed his onscreen name to Silambarasan TR.

According to sources, there is also a powerful villain in Maanaadu and talks are going on with big stars and the announcement is expected later.
Director Venkat Prabhu, who is getting ready to revive his dropped Maanaadu with Simbu aka STR, has said the film will show a never-seen-before STR.

Speaking in a TV show, he said, “It has been a challenging script. It is a new genre for me and STR. We have already faced a lot of ups and downs before the shoot of the film.” The Mankatha and Goa maker said further: “I think the script itself is bringing everyone back. It’ll be a new genre and STR fans will be watching an unseen side of the actor in the film.”

Venkat Prabhu added: “GVM sir in VTV showed a completely different side of STR and that was new. I wanted to show STR differently in my own style, I hope everyone likes it.”