The shooting of the film being directed by Bala is yet to be completed
Bala with Suriya on the set of Vanangaan
Last Updated: 06.38 AM, Sep 18, 2022
The news of Suriya and Bala joining hands after a long time had left fans of the former excited to the core. An official announcement of their collaboration was made last year. The project, which was tentatively titled Suriya 41 initially, went on floors earlier this year in Kanyakumari.
A while ago, the movie was officially titled Vanangaan in Tamil and Achaludu in Telugu. Krithi Shetty, who made her Kollywood debut a few months ago with The Warriorr, has been roped in to play female lead in the project which is being bankrolled by Suriya's 2D Entertainment.
The news of the film skipping theatrical release and going the OTT way has been doing the rounds on Twitter since yesterday evening. There was widespread speculation of Vanangaan releasing directly on Amazon Prime Video. However, a source close to the team quashed it as a rumour and confirmed that the Bala directorial will be a theatrical release in 2023.
Suriya was seen in Etharkkum Thunindhavan this year followed by a sensational cameo in Vikram and a brief, but crucial appearance in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. Vanangaan is likely to be the actor's next outing.
Vetri Maaran's Vaadi Vaasal and Siva's Suriya 42 (tentative title) are other projects he currently has in his kitty. There are reports of him teaming up with Sudha Kongara again after Soorarai Pottru, but an official update is awaited. He will be seen in a cameo in the acclaimed movie's Hindi remake which has Akshay Kumar essaying the lead role.
Naachiyaar, which was released in 2018, was Bala's previous outing which was released in theatres. Varmaa, the first remake of Arjun Reddy which he directed with Dhruv Vikram, courted controversy, and was later released on an OTT platform in 2020.