Suriya’s dad and veteran actor Sivakumar recently watched Bala's Naachiyaar and lauded the entire team through a heartwarming statement.
Sivakumar said:"Though Bala touched upon the lives of people from lower economic background, the story is urban centric. He has given a balanced screenplay without brutality and violence in 100 minutes".
"GV Prakash should henceforth only do gentleman characters. Ivana's eyes are expressive, just want to know where and how Bala found that angel? We should also provide red carpet welcome to a newcomer called Jyothika. Also, Suriya don't lock a lioness inside the house", added Sivakumar.
Sivakumar also appreciated Ilaiyaraaja's majestic score and Eshwar's lovely visuals in the film.