We have been constantly hearing updates from the makers of Suriya 40 (directed by Pandiraj and produced by Sun Pictures) and the last few days have been quite exciting for Suriya fans. Last week, it was revealed that D Imman will be composing music for the film and the announcement created a solid buzz on social media. Yesterday (Jan 28), it was revealed that Suriya 40 will have the young and happening Priyanka Arul Mohan as the female lead and it made the fans happy. The pairing of Suriya and Priyanka Mohan is definitely going to look quite fresh and let us see how things shape up. Now, one more announcement has been made and this one is about the addition of a new member to the cast. Yes! Ace actor Sathyaraj has been signed onboard to play an important role in the movie and it is going to be exciting to see him share screen space with Suriya for the first time.

We are yet to get clarity regarding his role in the movie, but reports suggest that Sathyaraj would be seen in the role of Suriya’s father. Let us wait for an official confirmation. Sathyaraj has already worked with director Pandiraj in Kadai Kutty Singam which was a blockbuster hit at the box office. It looks like Pandiraj wanted to collaborate with the dynamic performer once again. As of now, Suriya, Priyanka Mohan, and Sathyaraj have been confirmed in the cast and the rest of the names are expected to be announced in the coming days.

D Imman will compose the music, while the rest of the technical crew are yet to be known. The shooting of Suriya 40 is expected to begin next month and if things go as per plan, we may expect the film to hit the screens towards the end of this year. Sun Pictures is bankrolling Superstar Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe and it is announced to release on November 4, for this year’s Diwali festival, and having said that, it is unlikely that Suriya 40 will have a Diwali release. Instead, we may expect the movie to release around the Pooja holidays time.

Suriya 40 is touted to be a family-based action entertainer set in a rural backdrop and it is going to be fresh to see Suriya in an out and out rural film after a long time. Suriya is also riding high on the massive success of his recent release, Soorarai Pottru and he would be looking forward to maintaining that momentum with Suriya 40, as well. For now, check out the latest announcement from Sun Pictures here: