Malaikottai - 125 days celebrated

Last Updated: Fri, May 02, 2008 05:34 hrs

It was a proud day for Sri Lakshmi Productions as they held the 125 th day function of Malaikottai . The Vishal —Priyamani starrer has done well at the box office and producer Ajay Kumar were all smiles as they greeted the guests on the dais.

The well attended function saw a large turnout of Vishal fans. As the actor drove into the venue, they lit a huge round of firecrackers. Later the fan clubs came on stage to garland their hero who was given the title Puratchi Thalapathy and to take pictures with him. The event was compered by the effervescent and chirpy emcee Bosskey who made sure that there was never a dull moment throughout the function.

The occasion was attended by several luminaries from Kollywood including M. Saravanan, KRG, Ramanarayan, Parthiban, Editor Mohan, Jeyam Ravi, Tiruppur Subramaminam, Sandhya, Jeeva, Dharani, R B Chowdhary and Ananda Suresh apart from Vishal, Priyamani and director Bhoopathy Pandian. Guests in the audience included Ashish Vidyarthi, Urvashi, Rekha, Deepa Venkat, Arthi, Kadhal Dhandapani, Mayilsami and Manobala.

M. Saravanan heaped praise on all the cast and crew of the film especially actor Vishal whom he described as ‘an artist whose graph was steadily rising’. Jeyam Ravi in his light hearted speech praised his friend Vishal and recounted that he could understand how happy an artist would be only today, since he had never had any similar function organized by his father for his own films!

Vishal in his speech said “The screenplay was the real hero of this film and I am really grateful to all the co-artistes who helped make this film a success.” The actor suddenly made a surprise announcement stating, “I would like to clear the speculation in the press all these days. I am not in love with Priyamani. She deserves a guy better than me. And its not Nayanthara either..”

He then went on to thank his fans saying, “I have not slept well after this film because now there is greater pressure to perform better in my next.” He thanked his fans for giving him the title before his name, after the release of Malaikottai.Artsites, technicians, distributors and exhibitors were all presented momentoes