Actor Aari’s emotional speech on movie release, TFPC and Gaja Cyclone
The audio and trailer launch of Abhilash-Leema starrer Dhoni Kabadi Kuzhu directed by Ayyappan happened today in Chennai. Here are the some of the excerpts from the event.
Actor Aari said, “First and foremost, there happens to be a special mention marked upon director Ayyappan, who despites his hard work limited himself with few words. Abhilash will not alone stand out to be a finest actor but a filmmaker as well for he knows the nuance of each and every department. I have seen Leema as a child artiste from the time of Rettai Suzhi and am happy to see that she has now debuted as heroine..”
The actor continued to speak out on he issues of Gaja Cyclone and expressed his views on solution regarding the issue.
Actor Abhilash said, “Despites being a child artiste, I had to go in search of many production houses and directors. I didn’t have any support as I don’t belong to a family of film background. Now that I am being introduced as a hero through this film, I would like to tell that many newcomers have got opportunity to work in this film. There have been lots of emotional moments during the shoot of this film. Director Ayyappan had to be there for the delivery of his wife which was caesarean. But he remained on the shooting spot and completed it without cancelling the shooting. There was another incident, where one of the actor’s father passed away. But he stayed back and completed the entire shoot saying that all throughout life, his father wanted to see his son as an actor. The film will definitely give an experience of watching a decent entertainer with good message.”
Director Ayyappan said, “Everyone who heard the script gave me lots of confidence and encouragement. The film is about a group of friends in a village who simultaneously play both cricket and Kabadi. At a particular point of time, they have to decide to play one among them. Actors Abhilash and Leema have exerted best efforts into the film. Especially for Leema who was initially reluctant to take up this offer. But soon after hearing the script, she got so much impressed and didn’t want to miss it.”
Samuel said, “At this point of time where sports are getting diminished with its prominence, I am happy to see that movies like Dhoni Kabadi Kuzhu are being made. I am sure this film will be a good inspiration for everyone.”
Music director Roshan Jacob said, “First of all I would like to thank producer S Nandagopal for giving me a chance to be a part of this film. DKK will have a good message that will be definitely find its warm reception across all sectors of audiences.”
Actress Leema said, “Just as the film’s title, even the film will definitely have offer a different and unique experience to all. I happened to gain a good knowledge about Kabadi while shooting for this film.”
National award winning actor Appukutty said, “Kabadi happens to be the game that has been making our country prouder than cricket. I know how difficult it is to make a film based on this game. Personally, I have experienced it while working in Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu. Actor Abhilash has been aspiring to give his best in film industry from his young age. Now I am elated to see that his dreams are coming true now. All that I can say is that Cricket is a luxurious game and Kabadi happens to be a poor man ‘S game for it doesn’t need any materials to play. There are lots of challenges involved in the game of Kabadi and I am requesting Government to encourage it .”
Actor Aari’s emotional speech on movie release, TFPC and Gaja Cyclone
“I appreciate producer Nandhakumar for making a film based on a game that encompasses Tamil cultural and traditional values. I am so happy to see that the entire team effort in nurturing this film has made them stand here with joyfulness. Actor Appu Kutty mentioned that it’s nice to see the trailer of Dhoni Kabadi Kuzhu not having a single shot of ‘Alcohol’ and the makers of this film didn’t bank on it. But it’s more disappointing to see that Tamil Nadu Government is running TASMAC as it happens to be the source of its income.
Every filmmaker has to encounter various challenges till the release of their first film. But director Ayyappan looks like an exceptional one for he remains calm and composed. This was evident with his practical speech he delivered here. I am sure Abhilash will be a successful director than an actor for he knows nuance of each and every department. He has always been selfless and has been vigorously working and cinema will definitely offer him a good status. I have known Leema from the time of ‘Rettai Suzhi’, where she worked as child artiste and to see her growth as an actress gives me happiness. I request her to take up roles that will help her unleash her potentials. We were not happy about the situations that happened under the previous Tamil Film Producer Council and henceforth elected the new members. Nonetheless, it is disappointing to see that the new committee members haven’t done anything so far. After prolonged months of Kollywood strike, TFPC had announced that ticket rates will be reduced, online booking charges would be reduced and lots of affirmations were made, but everything still remains unfulfilled and we are already near next June now. I request the members to look into the issue and find the solutions at the earliest.”
Later he started addressing the issues involved in the film industry saying, “Before we start looking into the external politics, it’s better to talk about our very own issues inside the industry. These days, every film getting released in theatres are procurable to problems. Be it Vijay’s Sarkar to this ‘Dhoni Kabadi Kuzhu’, every movie has its own challenges to met with its release. The main reason behind such issues is everyone’s selfishness that only their movies should have a successful run, but forget to care for the well being of film industry. There has been a bleak scenario for small budget movies’ releases due to big movies hitting screens. We have come across the news that EC members resigning. Our film industry is into a serious situation and if this continues, it will be dominated the hands of International corporate companies. Already, the emergence of Amazon and Netflix has been changing the dimension of movie watching experience. Last week, Tiruppur Subramaniam had announced some decisions in the Theatre Owners Association meeting. If the decisions announced aren’t executed sooner, then it will become a mandatory situation to shut down the theatres.”
Actor Aari continued to speak, “Actor Abhilash just now said that I have left behind the Gaja cyclone mission work and come here. The works are still happening there and I will be going back there in next couple of days after some preparation works are over. Today, a farmer affected by Gaja cyclone has committed suicide. If the entire Tamil Nadu had rose to the situation like today on the day cyclone had hit, then this suicide would have not happened. It is so much saddening to see the entire country react only when Chennai is hit by the Natural disasters. The relief funds and remedies are instantly delivered for such situations, whereas anything that happens beyond the city doesn’t get such privilege.