The name is Ravindran
Oruvan, one of the most expected movies in 2010.
The crew has finally announced that it will be
released on 15th January 2010, a huge relief for
the crew as well as the audience.
The crew started their shooting in July 2007 with
the project estimation of almost 7 Crores. By
the time they finished the final product it went
to a whooping 32 Crores.
News starts pouring in about the hard work done
by the entire team (including 2000 junior artists).
But somewhere down the line people forget to mention
about the contribution of a producer in this film.
The name is Ravindran; he is a new comer in film
production. One really has to congratulate the
work done by the producer in this film. New to
cinema, project commenced with 7 crore, ends up
with 32, more than two years of work, but still
he stands up with the crew and smiles. The thing
that is most impressive here is that he
not yet sold the film. He has the daring to stay with
the crew and stay till the end.
The producer has done a wonderful job which definitely
needs lots of appreciation. During the trailer releasing
function stars like Kamal Hassan, Suriya, Vairamuthu,
Karthi have applauded him. Especially Kamal pointed
out his love for cinema. They all have also mentioned
that he deserves a lot in terms of money from this film.
But if you ask me, he deserves much more than just money,
he needs lots of appreciation, honor and awards. The
reason is, when we people talk about world class films
we talk about Kamal and lots of technicians who have
the talent to make their films speak at an international
level, but unfortunately the production department goes
for a toss in such kind of talks.
He needs not just money in this film, if so he would
said bye bye much earlier. Producers like him should
be honored and protected if we have dreams to make films
of international quality.
James Cameron’s Avatar had been nominated for
4 Golden Globe Awards even before hitting the screens.
I am not making a comparison here. But in India if awards
are meant to boost the mileage of artists and honor
their work, then kindly reserve an award for the production
department of Aayirathil Oruvan.(I hope that the above
lines would really justify my suggestion)
During the trailer release function of Aayirathil Oruvan,
it was pleasant to see him smiling during his speech.
The smile stayed till the end. I hope this will continue.
I would like to recap his speech here, He said he would
like to touch the feet of the entire crew who worked
so hard for the end product and he also called the captain
of his ship Selva as ‘Thalaivar’ and applauded
his hard work, Now let us leave cinema here, How many
of them in real life can showcase such a behavior when
the going gets tough? Sir, you really deserve a big
victory and as Kamal mentioned in the function we need
producers who love cinema.
Apart from hard work and talent one really needs to
give a big applause for the sacrifice of the entire
AO crew. They really deserve a big victory in early
2010. And stars have also congratulated Karthi for his
performance. Looking back, there was a time in Tamil
cinema when directors used to develop tough plots and
characters with an actor like Sivaji Ganesan in mind.
Then came the Kamal era; Kamal became the actor in whom
directors visualized their dream characters. In this
decade Karthi will be one among the few (like Surya,Vikram)
who will be filling in the visualizations of some tough
During the trailer launch function Selvaraghavan clearly
mentioned the issues he faced during the making of this
film, and it was so nice to see Kamal coming up immediately
with a solution, where he asked his colleagues to focus
more on planning before initiating the process. I would
like to mention an Abrahim Lincoln’s quote here
which says “If I had eight hours to chop down
a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe”.
It is so nice to see where a function of such kind can
become an information sharing occasion.
If a film of AO’s genre and scale can make a successful
run at the box office, then it will seed lots of confidence
in producers’ and directors’ minds to come
up with more creative scripts. AO’s success will
mean a lot to Tamil Cinema than just to the crew.
I have so much to write about Selvaraghavan here, but
I feel it will be very meaningful if could do that after
Eagerly waiting for your magic show early this year.
Best Wishes to Selva and Co.
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