According to the latest buzz, Surya will be starting Thuppariyum Anandhan soon after the completion of his upcoming film Singam 2. Now that Gautham Menon's Yohan: Adhyayan Ondru starring Vijay has been shelved, the director, who is busy with Neethanae En Ponvasantham, wants to start the project straight away in early 2013.
Thuppariyum Anandhan was earlier offered to Ajith Kumar but the actor, who showed interest in the project in initial stages, lost interest and walked out of the project. Later, Gautham Menon, who had earlier worked with Surya in films like Kaakha Kaakha and Vaaranam Aayiram, shared his unhappiness over Thala and replaced him with the Ghajini star.
However, the movie is a detective-thriller set in 80s. It will be an action adventure in a contemporary styled period film. Gautham Menon is yet to finalise other cast and crew of the film.