The new schedule of Suriya's next film with director Pandiraj began yesterday (July 13) in Chennai and the news was officially confirmed by the film's cinematographer, R Rathnavelu. After Vaaranam Aayiram, Rathnavelu and Suriya have joined hands for Suriya 40 which is currently progressing at a brisk pace. Cinematographer Rathnavelu was elated about resuming the shoot of Suriya 40 and he took to his official Twitter page to share his thoughts. Rathnavelu's tweet read, "Returning to the Shooting spot! Great feeling to hold the camera after a long gap !! This is the place where I belong to !! CINEMA !! Kick started a long schedule for # S40 @Suriya_offl @pandiraj_dir @SunTV @jacki_art".

This tweet has gone viral among Suriya fans and this is indeed an exciting update. As Rathnavelu says, this new schedule is expected to be quite a long one and major talkie portions of the film will be canned in this schedule. After wrapping up the Chennai schedule, the team will move to Karaikkudi in August (second week) for the next schedule. Director Pandiraj's last two movies - Kadai Kutty Singam and Namma Veettu Pillai turned out to be big hits at the box office and he will be looking forward to a hat-trick with Suriya 40.

Produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner of Sun Pictures, the film has music composed by D Imman. Doctor sensation Priyanka Arul Mohan plays the female lead in this film which features Sathyaraj, Vinay, Saranya Ponvannan, Ilavarasu, Subbu Panchu, Devadarshin Chetan, Dhivya Dhuraisamy, 'Master' Cibi, Saran Shakthi, Akash Premkumar, in supporting roles. It has been quite some time since we saw Suriya in a full-fledged rural entertainer and on that aspect, the fans are eagerly looking forward to seeing Suriya 40.

It is also believed that the title and first look poster of Suriya 40 will be unveiled on July 23, for Suriya's birthday, but an official word regarding the same is awaited. For now, check out the latest official update from Suriya 40 here: