Maanaadu is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language action-political thriller drama film written and directed by Venkat Prabhu and produced by Suresh Kamatchi, starring Silambarasan and Kalyani Priyadarshan in the lead roles along with Bharathiraja, S. A. Chandrasekhar Karunakaran and Premgi Amaren in supporting roles.
It was initially said that Venkat Prabhu would be making a film with actor Silambarasan, which is touted to be Billa 3, the third franchise in the Billa series, but later in June 2018 producer Suresh Kamatchi of V House Productions confirmed that his next venture that would have Silambarasan as the protagonist and this project will be directed by Venkat Prabhu.
The latest big news that has become official is when Venkat Prabhu confirmed this news, announcing the title of the film as Maanaadu and this is a fresh script written by Prabhu himself based on politics. This film is all set commence shooting once Venkat Prabhu finishes putting the final touches on the script and zeroes in on the rest of the cast and crew. By then in early-July 2018, it is rumored that A.R. Rahman is in talks to compose music and P. C. Sreeram is likely to be the cinematographer.
With this, an important update revealed that the film will be shot by Richard M Nathan while Stunt Silva will be the stunt choreographer. Meanwhile actor-director SJ Suryah is signed to play the lead antagonist, and actors Premgi Amaren, Manoj Bharathiraja, Bharathiraja, S A Chandrasekhar and Karunakaran are a part of the ensemble cast.