The film puja of Amma Creations and Uniq Productions Kanimozhi was a unique star studded event at a city hotel.
The film has Jai, Vijay Vasanth and Shazahn Padamsee from Mumbai in the lead and is produced by T Siva. The film is directed by debutant Sripathy Rangasamy who has been associate director to Venkat Prabhu. The music director Sathish Chakravarthy too debuts with this film and he is the son of veteran music director Thayamban.
After a brief puja, the guests were treated to some songs from the film sung live by singers Haricharan and others. Venkat Prabhu also sang one song. What attracted the attention of all the film big wigs was the special Thirai Vanakkam composed and sung for the event, which was an invocation and recognition of all the film personalities down the ages who have contributed to cinema.
T Siva welcomed the guests K Balachander, KS Ravikumar, Bala, Rama Narayanan, Sakthi Chidambaram, Kalyan, Cheran, Venkat Prabhu, Vasanthabalan, Hansraj Saxena, Kaja Moideen, L Murlidharan, Santhanabharathy on the dais.
The first clap was given by K Balachander while the producers council honoured Bala with a ponnadai on his winning the National Award for Naan Kadavul recently. KB was all praise for Siva’s innovation and for Bala, “I am the oldest in this gathering and this shows that cinema is now in the hands of the younger generation. We should advise and encourage them. I was unwell but I came to the event after hearing that Bala was coming too. I want to tell him to make more films but not take three years for each! I love to see his films. It’s very good to see that his assistants have turned directors of repute as should be with any good director.”
T Siva revealed that he had got the title after getting a no objection letter from Kanimozhi MP. The film will be released on August 5th and Uniq productions belonging to actor Sona has got the worldwide rights already, a fact lauded by those present. Vasanthabalan was moved by the sight of Bala and gave an impassioned speech saying, “ I have never met him before but his films inspire me.”
Shahzahn Padamsee is the daughter of renowned ad man Alyque Padamsee and debuted with Rocket Singh Salesman of the year with Ranbir Kapoor recently. Also spotted in the gathering were Aadhi, Arvind Akash, Narain, Jai, Vijay Vasanth, Premgi Amaran, Snehan, Vincent Asokan, Nanda , Sakti Saravanan and Sampath amongst others.