Vijay TV Awards for Tamil films for 2009 was presented with all glamour and glitz on Saturday, May 29 at Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.
Leading stars like Kamal Haasan, Karthik, Vijay, Suriya, Karthi, Arya, Prakash Raj, Anushka, Pooja, Ananya, Sneha, Poonam Bajwa and directors Shankar, Bala, Cheran, Parthiban, Samudrakani, Sasikumar, Rajesh and many others have graced the occasion.
Director Bala who received the Best Director award for Naan Kadavul from Kamal Haasan spoke on stage for the first time (Bala never speaks on stage even for his own functions).
He said: “It was Anbe Sivam, which inspired me to make Naan Kadavul. A dialogue between Kamal sir and Madhavan was the inspiration, where Kamal states that -When we love others unconditionally without any expectation, we become Gods and says Naan Kadavul. This scene and dialogue was my key inspiration for making Naan Kadavul"
Kamal appreciated this comment by Bala and remarked in his speech that rarely such magnanimity is shown by creative people in giving the credit to where it is due and said it is a good gesture on the part of Bala to accept Anbe Sivam’s influence on him.
The Kamal- Bala bonding had many people at the function thinking loud that it would be a deadly combo if they came together to make a film. After all both are creative geniuses and come from Balu Mahendra school of filmmaking!