Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s AR Murgadoss directed Thuppakki had a formal press meet today (October 10) morning at Park Sheraton in Chennai. The producer of the film Kalaipuli S Thanu made use of the opportunity to launch the teaser and audio of the film.
The entire Thuppakki team consisting of Vijay, AR Murgadoss, Kajal Aggarwal, Sathyan, cinematographer Santosh Sivan, music director Harris Jayaraj and lyric writers PA Vijay, NA Muthukumar, Madhan Karky, Viveka were present on the stage.
The one-minute teaser trailer of the film was unveiled. It is a racy and gripping teaser with just one dialogue from Vijay - "I'm waiting!" Immediately the audio was launched with Vijay giving the CD to veteran newsman and historian Film News Anandan. Later Vijay and Sathyan went around distributing copies of the audio CD to journalists. Vijay's mother Shobha Chandrasekar too came to cheer the team and at the fag end, his dad SAC who was busy with his TFPC work too joined.
Harris Jayaraj said in his address : "I was working till 4 am in the morning for another film which is releasing this Friday (Maattrraan) and that's why I was late. Thuppakki is pure mass music and Vijay has even sung a party number Google google in it. The film has come out really well.”
Kajal Aggarwal in her short and sweet speech said: “It has been wonderful experience, pleasure to be photographed by Santosh Sivan; Vijay is very humble and nice to work with. I’m sure the film with some peppy numbers by Harris is sure to rock.”
AR Murgadoss was relieved that all title problems had been sorted out and the film is ready for release. Said ARM : “I never even thought while watching Roja and Dil Se I'd ever work with a legend like Santosh Sivan. It was a dream come true to have worked with him.”
Murgadoss waxed eloquent on Vijay and said : “ I realised while shooting for Thuppakki in Mumbai and Pune how much the north audience admire him. I’m thinking of doing a direct Hindi film with him! Thuppakki is a full Military meals”. Remember Vijay is playing an army officer called Jagdish in the film. Murgadoss also made it clear that the film will release three days before Diwali day (November 13).
Vijay who was the last to speak, sung a few lines of ‘Google, Google, Yahoo, Yahoo’ which he had sung with Andrea in the film. Said Vijay: “ It is a dream come true to have worked with a fantastic team and I have to thank my dad for it. I have seen all ARM movies. He is focussed and a fantastic story teller. I had a terrific comfort level with ARM. I couldn't believe when Santosh Sivan agreed to do the film. Harris has come out with some innovative and peppy music.”
Vijay had everybody in splits when he spoke about Kajal. Said Vijay: “Kajal is my hot and spicy girlfriend. Don’t jump into conclusions it is only on screen! I have also a pet name for ARM. I call him Kutty Mani Ratnam!”
An emotional Kalaipuli Thanu said at the end: “ I owe a lot to Vijay. Thambi Vijay was a pillar of strength during the making of the film. He helped me at crucial time even financially!” Thuppakki teaser trailer and audio launch was neatly executed.