Silambarasan TR is on cloud nine after the stunning opening to his Maanaadu, which is turning out to be a blockbuster at the box office, with fans and critics everywhere celebrating the film. Directed by Venkat Prabhu and produced under Suresh Kamatchi's V House Productions banner with music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the mass masala political entertainer is being hailed for its engaging screenplay and fiery performances from Simbu and filmmaker turned actor S. J. Suryah, who played one among the antagonists. With Maanaadu already collecting 22 crore in its first three days at the Tamil Nadu box office and audience heading to theatres for repeat viewings, STR has now released his first statement on social media post the blockbuster feedback to the film. 

In his statement, STR writes, "Maanaadu is a film that has been made beautifully with a belief in God and our own efforts. I have received the fruits of my labour after giving happiness to all of you who love me. Maanaadu has been receiving love from around the world. The reason for this is my producer Suresh Kamatchi, Venkat Prabhu's amazing direction, all the technical crew members, film unit members, my mother, father, distributors who released the film, theatre owners, cinema industry friends, print and TV media, my fans who are my own blood, and people around the world - I extend my gratitude to you all."

Simbu concluded his statement and said, "I cannot contain my appreciation in a single thank you. However, I have no other words to express my thankfulness. I'm indebted to you all for elevating the film in theatres for the single drop of tear I shed at the pre-release event. You have brought success to the film with a lot of zest and passion. Greetings and thank you to everyone. With love, yours Silambarasan TR." Check out Simbu's statement below: