At the box-office Suriya calls the shots. His last solo hero film in 2010, the Hari directed Singam was a super hit and one of the years highest grossers. The star has now his AR Murgadoss directed 7am Arivu in post-production stage and is likely to release for Diwali 2011.
Suriya will start work on his new KV Anand directed Maatran from end August. The film has Suriya portraying five different characters, with Kajal Aggarwal playing the female lead,[ and music is by Harris Jayaraj. The film, in its pre-production stage is slated for release in the summer of 2012.