On Silambarasan TR's (Simbu) birthday on 3 February 2022, the first glimpse from his upcoming film Pathu Thala was unveiled by its makers. The 40 seconds clip feature close-up shots of Simbu, Gautham Karthik an Priya Bhavani Shankar. The clip does not give away any plot details or anything but ever since it was dropped, staunch fans of the actor were not able to contain their excitement. 

Nearly 6 months later, with unreliable "shooting begins" updates coming out, we have got our first official update. This comes from STR himself who took to his official Twitter handle to give the first legitimate update. Sharing some still of him from the film, he wrote, "Shooting in progress…. 🎥 #PathuThala ". Check it out: 

Shooting in progress…. 🎥#PathuThala pic.twitter.com/8ghqApLijf

— Silambarasan TR (@SilambarasanTR_) August 1, 2022

The upcoming film is helmed by filmmaker Obeli N Krishna of Sillunnu Oru Kadhal fame. Bankrolled by Jayantilal Gada and KE Gnanavelraja under the banners of Pen Studios and Studio Green respectively, the film stars Silambarasan, Gautham Karthik, Gautham Menon, Kalaiyarasan and Priya Bhavani, Shankar and Teejay Arunasalam, among others. A. R. Rahman has been roped in as the music composer, Praveen KL as the editor with Farook J Basha being left in charge of cinematography.

Other than this, Simbu has few other films in his kitty. There is Gautham Vasudev Menon's Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu which is scheduled to release theatrically on 15 September 2022. STR will be teaming up with GVM and A.R. Rahman for third time after Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa and Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. Simbu also has Corona Kumar in the pipeline. It will be directed by Gokul and is suggested to be a sequel to the director's previous super hit Vijay Sethupathi starrer Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara.