Simbu alias STR is a man with extraordinary talents but Kollywood wasn’t fortunate enough to use his skills effectively in the recent past. His next film Maanaadu has finally started rolling from today after a lot of struggle. In, fact, the project was supposed to start last February was got delayed due to various reasons. There were even reports about backing out of the project and then re-joining Maanaadu. Talented young beauty Kalyani Priyadarshan has been brought on-board Maanaadu while the supporting actors list contains name like Bharathiraja and SA Chandrasekar. The other stars who have been brought on board are Karunakaran and Premgi Amaren. 
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Richard M Nathan will be handling the cinematography for Maanaadu. Venkat Prabhu's regular editor Praveen KL would be handling the chops, while Sekar will be taking care of the art department. Rajeevan has been roped in as the Production Designer for Maanaadu. The film kick-started today with a formal pooja ritual. Celebrities like Seeman, Bharathiraja and Cheran took part in the launch event. The first shot which happens in coffee shop set up has now been released by the makers. Quite a bold move to release a scene this early. Check out the scene: