Director Venkat Prabhu and Simbu joined hands with producer Suresh Kamatchi for a political satire film. Though there were minor hiccups before the film went on floors, Maanadu's shooting began last year. But, it was halted due to the novvel coronavirus pandemic and the shooting resumed in November 2020. On February 3, director Venkat Prabhu released the teaser of Maanadu as a gift to Simbu on his 38th birthday. Soon after the teaser was released, fans revealed that the teaser is an Indianised version of Christopher Nolan's Tenet, which released last year in theatres across the country.
I am very honored that people are comparing our #maanaaduteaser with #tenet but unfortunately this ain’t connected with it!To be honest even I didn’t understand #tenet wait for our trailer!Then u might compare us with some other film!! ;)) #aVPpolitics https://t.co/Xle3hiWh6Q— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) February 5, 2021