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SJ Suryah: The chemistry between Silambarasan and I will be the highlight of Maanaadu

The actor-filmmaker was talking at the pre-release event of the political thriller 

Thinkal Menon
Nov 18, 2021
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SJ Suryah

Venkat Prabhu's much-awaited political thriller Maanaadu, which has time-loop as one of the key elements, is hitting the screens on November 25. Silambarasan and SJ Suryah have played the protagonist and antagonist in the project respectively. At the film's pre-release event which held today, Suryah revealed that he has dubbed for its Telugu version as well. 

He surprised the crowd by uttering the popular lines vandhan suttan sethaan repeatu from the movie's trailer amid cheers and whistles from them. He also uttered the lines in Telugu much to the their delight and said that it was him who insisted that he lent the voice for his character. 

Recollecting his old friendship days with Silambarasan aka STR, he said that their relationship dates back to 2005. He said, "STR sir used to direct some portions of my film Anbe Aaruyire and I used to sit and admire his talent. When I met him at the shooting spot of Maanaadu at Hyderabad after a decade's time, I felt happy that he valued our friendship." 

Suryah went on to add that Maanaadu faced several struggles during shooting and that there was a point when he thought the film won't make it to the screens. "The movie, unlike the initial plan, did not make it to the Deepavali festival. But for us, Deepavali is when the film releases," he said."

According to him, the highlight of the film is going to be the chemistry between hero and villain, and not between hero and heroine. Suryah also added that he has four more projects in his kitty, among which he will play the lead in three among them. 

While Sivakarthikeyan's Don has him in the role of antagonist, while Bommai and Kadami Sei have him play the lead. Suriya, who has also pinned hopes on a web series, says all these projects will release before April 2022. 

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