Leading director and producer Lingusamy through his Thirrupathi Brothers had distributed Mani Ratnam’s Kadal in three areas in Tamil Nadu.
The film bombed and some other distributors led by Mannan Films had asked Mani for compensation!
They had protested outside Mani Ratnam’s office and the noted director had to ask for police protection. However, Lingusamy a great admirer of Mani sir has made it clear in his press note that he would not ask for any compensation.
Lingusamy made it clear: “I had distributed Kadal in three areas and has suffered losses. But I will not knock Mani sir’s door and ask him for compensation. Film trade, like any other business has losses and profits and it’s all part of it. Mani sir is my guru, and I respect him a lot as a filmmaker.”
Well said Lingusamy, it is a fantastic gesture which will go a long way in giving a soothing touch to Mani Ratnam during his troubled times.