Director Madhumita's debut film, Vallamai Tharayo, celebrated 100 days recently in Chennai. Her father Sunderaman produced the film under the banner of Giriguja Films International.
The invitees included Rama Narayanan, Kalaipuli Thanu, P B Srinivas, Sarath Kumar, Visu, Bhagyaraj, Jagannathan, Film News Anandan, Srikanth and the film's music director Bharadwaj and heroine Chaya Singh. Hero Parthipan was conspicuous by his absence.
PBS sang a song composed on the film and praised Vallamai Tharayo. "I had to try on three different occasions to buy tickets since it was running full and had to see it ultimately in Kamadhenu theatre," he said.
Sarath Kumar praised the role of such films with a message in these times when culture is fast changing society. Actor Srikanth was all praise for Madhumita, too. "I did a guest appearance in the film thanks to Parthiban Sir, who is the hero,” he said. “I saw Madhumita's dedication and thorough planning in the three hours I spent on the sets. It's a big thing for a woman director to enter the male dominated film industry. It is even more commendable for her first film to run for 100 days. Her family’s support has made a huge difference."
Chaya Singh was determined to speak only in Tamil: "Madhumitha's mom will beat me up if I don't speak in Tamil," she laughed. Bhagyaraj also spoke at the function, which ended with mementoes being presented to the crew. A short film, which captured the candid moments of the crew on location, was also shown.
Sunderaraman announced that Madhumita will also direct his next venture–a comedy scripted by Crazy Mohan. After that he will make an action film with Sarath Kumar. He has also renamed his company GJ Multimedia India Pvt Ltd.