Just hours before Maanaadu’s most anticipated premiere, producer Suresh Kamatchi announced that the film will not open in theaters on Thursday as scheduled. Without going into the specific reasons behind this decision, which could come as a huge shock to Simbu fans, the producer noted that he will be announcing a new release date soon.
“It was created with many dreams. I was waiting for its release. It is with great sorrow that I inform you that the liberation of Maanaadu has been postponed. I will announce the new release date soon, ”he wrote on his Twitter page.
நிறைய கனவுகளோடு படைக்கப்பட்ட ஓர் படைப்பு. இதின் பிரசவத்தை எதிர்நோக்கிக் காத்திருந்திருந்தேன்
தவிர்க்க இயவாத காரணங்களால் # மாநாடு வெளியீடு தள்ளி வைக்கப்படுகிறது என்பதை மிகுந்த வலியோடு தெரிவித்துக்கொள்கிறேன்.
வெளியாகும் தேதி பின்னர் அறிவிக்கிறேன்ஏற்பட்ட சிரமங்களுக்கு வருந்துகிறேன்
– sureshkamatchi (@sureshkamatchi) November 24, 2021
Maanaadu was scheduled to open in theaters on Thursday. And the advance bookings for the film were reportedly very encouraging.
Until a few hours ago, the main cast and crew were promoting the film on social media. Earlier in the day, the creators had also released a trailer for the film that sums up the main premise of the film and lists foreign films that had similar themes. It is unclear what prompted the filmmakers to make such a hasty decision on the eve of the film’s release, undermining weeks of promotions and preparations that gave the film a major release.
Neither Simbu nor Director Venkat Prabhu have made a statement on the latest development thus far.
In addition to Simbu, Maanaadu stars Kalyani Priyadarshan, SJ Suryah, Bharathiraja, SA Chandrasekhar, Karunakaran, and Premgi Amaren, among others.