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Simbu's Maanaadu adds 3 new actors | Venkat Prabhu | Yuvan

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

STR's Maanaadu has finally kicked off production starting today under Suresh Kamatchi's V House Production banner with Venkat Prabhu as the director featuring music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Touted to be an mass masala political entertainer, the upcoming film announced for a theatrical release later this August had gone through several roadblocks after being announced in mid-2018.

Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan

With Simbu announced to be playing the role of a Muslim character named Abdul Khaaliq for the first time in his career, Maanaadu producer Suresh Kamatchi has now revealed on his Twitter page that three new actors namely Udhaya, Aravind Akash and Panchu Subbu have been roped in to be a part of the multi-star cast. Furthermore, it has also been announced that Umesh J. Kumar has come on board as the art director and it remains to be seen what the fate of Sekar is in Maanaadu after initially being announced to be serving in the said role.

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Fans have been ecstatic after witnessing Simbu's tremendous efforts to transform himself physically for his role in Maanaadu with pictures from the film's pooja earlier today going viral on all social networking forums. The film is incidentally one many have been waiting for a long time to turn to reality as it marks the first-time coming together of STR, Venkat Prabhu and Yuvan Shankar Raja.

Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan

Maanaadu has a strong star cast and a technical team among whom include SJ Suryah as the antagonist, Kalyani Priyadarshan as the female lead, followed by Y. Gee. Mahendra, Karunakaran, Premgi Amaren, Manoj Bharathiraja, Daniel Annie Pope and directors SA Chandrasekhar and Bharathiraja in supporting roles with cinematography by Richard M. Nathan, editing by Praveen K. L., Rajeevan for the production design, action choreography by 'Stunt' Silva and costume designs by Vasuki Bhaskar.

Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan

Abdul Khaaliq is STR's name in Maanaadu | Venkat Prabhu | Yuvan

By Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

Birthday boy STR is having a great day with his die-hard fans celebrating this special day like a festival! STR's close friends and family members celebrated his birthday, yesterday night at the stroke of 12:00 and photos & videos from this celebration have been trending virally, on the internet! STR's fans have another reason to celebrate this day! It is well known that STR is back to working in movies and has just finished shooting for the latest schedule of Hansika's Maha and has only 5 more days of shoot left in this project! His next project would be the most expected Maanaadu, with director Venkat Prabhu! While announcing the cast & crew of this project, it was reported that STR's character name from Maanaadu would be revealed on his birthday!
While many people were wondering if this would happen, Venkat Prabhu put up a tweet earlier today with just the words - "8pm tonight 😊" This set the hearts of all STR fans racing and speculations were high as to what this was going to be! As promised earlier, Venkat Prabhu has announced STR's character's name from Maanaadu and it is Abdul Khaaliq! It was announced before that STR would be playing an Islamic youth in this movie, which will showcase STR in a never-seen-before avatar and now, with his character's name also being announced, the expectations are only rising like never before!
STR's Maanaadu is being bankrolled by Suresh Kamatchi under his V House Productions banner and stars Kalyani Priyadarshan as the female lead. The cast of this project also includes veteran SA Chandrasekar, Bharathiraja and other stars like Karunakaran and Premgi Amaren! Yuvan Shankar Raja would be scoring the music for this movie, which will have cinematography by Richard M Nathan & editing by Praveen KL! STR's birthday has been a wonderful treat for his fans and we wish him a wonderful year ahead! Rock on STR! Check out the announcement tweet here:

Breaking: Venkat Prabhu - Kajal Aggarwal's web series to release on February 14

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

Director Venkat Prabhu is busy with the preparatory works of his next, Maanaadu, starring STR in the lead role. After a long delay, this political drama is expected to begin by early February. The film features an ensemble star cast including S.A.Chandrasekhar, Bharathiraja, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Premgi Amaran, Karunakaran, and others. Produced by Suresh Kamatchi, this film will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematography by Richard M Nathan.

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Keeping this project aside, it is known that director Venkat Prabhu has made a web series exclusively for Hotstar starring Kajal Aggarwal, Vaibhav and Kayal Anandhi in the lead roles. We have now gathered some exclusive details about this web series and we thought of sharing it with our readers. A little birdie has hinted to us that this web series will be released on February 14 on Hotstar for public viewing.

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The title and first look poster of this original series is expected to come out within the next few days. Previously, director Balaji Mohan made As I am Suffering from Kadhal for Hotstar and it got a fairly positive response from the fans.

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STR's Maanaadu with Venkat Prabhu to release in August 2020!

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

The name STR always makes headlines. The extraordinary talent that he is, anything he does goes on to become top news. There have been a lot of reports about STR signing up, then backing out, then re-joining Venkat Prabhu's Maanaadu, have all done the rounds before it was finally confirmed that STR would indeed be working on this project! Recently, it was announced that Maanaadu producer Suresh Kamatchi would be giving out updates about the movie today evening and as promised, he has kept his word! Suresh Kamatchi has been announcing the names of some stars and technicians who have been brought on board and he also announced the movie's release plans!

STR Venkat Prabhu Suresh Kamatchi Maanaadu release date is here

While announcing that talented beauty Kalyani Priyadarshan has been brought on-board Maanaadu, Suresh Kamatchi also announced that this movie would be hitting the screens in August, 2020! This indeed comes as very exciting news for STR fans, who have been eagerly waiting to see him back on the big screens! Suresh Kamatchi's announcements have revealed that veteran director and actor Bharathiraja and Thalapathy Vijay's father SA Chandrasekar have been added to the cast of Maanaadu! The other stars who have been brought on board are Karunakaran and Premgi Amaren.

STR Venkat Prabhu Suresh Kamatchi Maanaadu release date is here

It has also come to light that 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! Keep watching this space for all the latest updates, as and when they happen!

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Check out the release announcement tweet here:

Yuvan posts a picture with Venkat Prabhu and shares Maanaadu update!

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

STR was last seen in Sundar C’s Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven which didn’t perform well at the box office. Since then, the fans have been waiting to see Simbu on the big screen, but the talented actor has not been actively involved in film shootings. One film which created enormous expectations since its announcement was Maanaadu, the Venkat Prabhu directorial. This film was officially announced 1.5 years back, but didn’t take off due to STR’s personal reasons. After a long delay, the project is finally taking shape and if things go well, we can expect the shooting of the film to begin by the end of this month.

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The fans are eagerly waiting to witness STR’s rage in the theatres and Maanaadu will be a perfect film filled with mass and energy. Directed by Venkat Prabhu and produced by Suresh Kamatchi, Maanaadu has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The ace music composer has now posted a picture with VP on Twitter and it has instantly gone viral on social media.


Yuvan captioned the picture as “Maanaadu 2020” and this was enough for the fans to get elated. From the photo, it looks like the song composition for Maanaadu has begun. Yuvan has got an extraordinary success ratio with both, Venkat Prabhu and STR, and we can have no doubts about the reception of Maanaadu’s songs as well. This political drama will feature Hero fame Kalyani Priyadarshan as the female lead.

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WOW: Venkat Prabhu to team up with Raghava Lawrence! Exciting details here!

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

Director Venkat Prabhu who is known for his fun filled entertainers was eager to start Maanaadu with Simbu, but the film didn't take off as planned. He later moved on to direct a web series for Hotstar digital streaming platform. This series features Kajal Aggarwal, Kayal Anandhi, Vaibhav in the lead roles. The shooting of this series was wrapped recently and it is currently in the post production stages. It now looks like Venkat is gearing up for his next, a new project that surely sounds exciting. Venkat Prabhu took to his Twitter space to inform that he met actor and dancer Raghava Lawrence and shared a picture from their meeting.


VP maintained the suspense and stated that he will let out updates in the coming days. However, when we checked with Raghava Lawrence, he stated that the meeting was about a new project. In an exclusive chat with Galatta, the Kanchana 3 director stated, "Venkat (Prabhu) has narrated a new story to me and I find the premise to be very interesting. I really liked it. In another ten days of time, you will get more clarity on the project and the possibility of our collaboration."

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Lawrence sounded positive about the meeting and it looks like an interesting project is on cards. It is believed that the story, VP has narrated to Raghava Lawrence is a new one. As Lawrence says, we will wait for few more days for further developments on this project. Lawrence is right now committed to the Hindi remake of Kanchana which is titled Laxxmi Bomb, starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in the lead roles.  

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Vaibhav's next with Venkat Prabhu title revealed!

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

It is already known that actor-turned-producer Nithin Sathya will be producing a film with Vaibhav in the lead. The film is being bankrolled by Nithin’s Shvedh Productions. The film will also see Venkat Prabhu in a pivotal role and it is being directed by Prabhu Charles. The shooting has already been completed and the makers are planning a September release for this film. Many reports were stating that the film has been titled Kallam Karka and now the music composer of the film, Arrol Corelli, has confirmed the same on his Twitter!

This has made fans extremely excited and everyone is now eagerly awaiting an official announcement on the same. It is already known that Venkat Prabhu will be seen as a bad cop in this film. While both Venkat and Vaibhav are playing cops, the former is playing a baddie. This film also has Eswari Rao, Poorna and Vani Bhojan in its cast. It will surely be interesting to see this film bring together such talented artists together.

Meanwhile, Vaibhav is next going to be seen in his film Sixer, written and directed by Chachi. The film was recently submitted to the CBFC and it passed with a U certificate. Sixer has Pallak Lalwani playing the female lead role. The movie also has Satish, Raamar, Radharavi, Ilavarasu and Sriranjani in important roles.

This actor is not acting in Maanaadu - Venkat Prabhu confirms!

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

It was recently announced that STR aka Simbu, who was last seen in director Sundar C's Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven, would work in a film for Studio Green under debutante Narthan's direction. He will be sharing screen space with actor Gautham Karthik for the first time through this film.

Keeping this newly announced project aside, Simbu also has Maanaadu in his kitty, the political drama, directed by Venkat Prabhu and produced by Suresh Kamatchi. The VTV actor had recently gone to London to shed weight for his role in Maanaadu. He lost around 13 kilos in a span of 37 days.

He came back to Chennai in a new makeover to attend the wedding of his brother, Kuralarasan. It was revealed that the shooting of this film will start in May 2019. While the project is yet to take off, rumours were rife that VP's father and the multi-talented technician, Gangai Amaran would be seen playing the role of a politician in the film.

However, when we checked with Venkat Prabhu, he vehemently denied such rumours and added that his father is not acting in the film. He also promised that the film's shooting will begin very soon. Kalyani Priyadarshan is signed as the heroine of this project, which is one of the most anticipated films among Simbu fans. Stay tuned.

'Thala' Ajith's surprise meeting with Venkat Prabhu - what could it be for?

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

A blockbuster combo, Ajith and director Venkat Prabhu collaborated for the 2011 smash hit, Mankatha, and is one of the most popular films for ‘Thala’ till date.

The black comedy action-crime film went on to become one of the biggest hits in Ajith’s career and showed the superstar acing his character with negative shades to a doiuble thumbs up response from fans. 

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Ever since Mankatha came out 8 years back, fans have been pitching for a sequel to Venkat Prabhu for which the director recently revealed he has fears to do a part 2 to the film, but revealed that he will definitely work with the star once again with an announcement to be made soon.

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Meanwhile, Venkat Prabhu’s younger brother, actor and composer, Premgi Amaren, uploaded a photograph of Ajith and Venkat Prabhu taken recently on his Facebook stories, which has left fans excited and ecstatic over the possibility of the two reuniting again next for a film. 

Some state the nature of their meeting was casual, but for Venkat Prabhu to fly to Hyderabad to meet Ajith during the shoot of AK 59 has raised quite a lot of eyebrows on if their collaboration next would be happening. 

Although this isn’t a direct confirmation that Ajith and Venkat Prabhu will be coming back together for Mankatha 2 or a completely new film as yet, we can believe they will be working on a project soon as the director had stated at a private event recently and it is now a waiting game for us all. 

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On the professional front, Ajith is at present working on Thala 59, an official remake of the hit Bollywood film, Pink, under H. Vinoth’s direction and is also attached to Thala 60 to be produced by Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects LLP banner.  

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As for Venkat Prabhu, he will soon begin work on his upcoming next, Maanadu, starring STR under Suresh Kamatchi’s V House Productions banner.

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Exlcusive Details On Ajith - Venkat Prabhu Project!

By | Galatta |
2020-02-19T17:32:00 +05:30 Simbu Maanaadu adds three new actors Venkat Prabhu Yuvan - Movie Cinema News

The shoot of Thala 59 is currently happening in Hyderabad with all the cast members and the team is looking to finish it off in a jiffy. The official Tamil remake of the Hindi hit movie Pink is made under the direction of H Vinoth has an interesting star cast which involves Vidya Balan as the pair for Ajith and Rangaraj Pandey, Adhik Ravichandra, Shraddha Srinath, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Andrea Tariang in important roles.



Earlier, popular director Venkat Prabhu in an event said that he will be teaming up with Ajith for sure and the news about the project will be made soon. He also pointed out that he is not sure whether it is going to be a Mankatha 2 or a completely different venture.








Following Venkat Prabu's speech, many twitteraties started to speculate that the hit director will be directing Ajith's next that is Thala 60.

As a breaking info, sources close to us have revealed that Venkat Prabhu will not be directing Thala 60. As Venkat Prabhu is unlikely to direct Thala 60, the director's chair is wide open to take and it is going to be an interesting race with the other speculated names.



Notably, after Thala 59, Ajith will be doing another movie for Boney Kapoor under the same production house and the team is yet to fix the director for the movie. The other important names of Thala 60 is expected to be revealed once Thala Ajith wraps his work for the remake.








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