Suresh Productions has laid its hands on the remake and dubbing rights of 'Maanaadu' (Tamil). Importantly, it owns the rights in multiple languages, not just Telugu. The Tamil original starred Simbu as the hero and SJ Suryah in a negative role.
At a time when producer D Suresh Babu has lined up several films, the news about owning Maanadu's rights is interesting. The Telugu version of the sci-fi political thriller will be bankrolled in association with the much-happening banner, Asian Cinemas.
In a statement, the banner said that the Tamil original was a blockbuster in Tamil. It was directed by Venkat Prabhu. He may or may not be retained to wield the megaphone for the Telugu version.