Moving on to the main event, the evening
started off with the trailer being showcased
to all those present at the venue. Krishna’s
expressive eyes captivated the audience,
as did his performance in the film. Of the
two songs screened, Nenjil Athadi…
was an item number that starred Mumbai model
Naina. The other song starting with the
words Krishna… Krishna… was
picturised with the lead actor. Yet another
song Hare Hare… Sambo Sambo…
played in the background had the audience
tapping their foot to the music. Director
Neelan Sekar revealed that the song has
not been filmed yet and said that he realized
that it could turn out to be a chartbuster.
The director also disclosed that he is working
on a situation for that particular song
so that it could please all sections of
Alibaba is a joint venture between producers
“Pattiyal” Sekar and Sanjeev
Kapoor. The evening witnessed some lighter
moments when producer “Pattiyal”
Sekar jocularly remarked that he found it
difficult to pinpoint any one single person
to make the release. Following this, every
VIP present was requested to get on stage
to release the audio.
Speaking at the event, Arya said that he
knew Neelan Sekar right from the days when
the latter worked as an associate director
in Pattiyal and Arindum Ariyamalum. Predicting
that Alibaba would prove to be a trendsetter,
the actor added that Neelan Sekar was a
focused person and is known for his honesty
and sincerity. Arya also disclosed that
he knew Krishna very well.
Director Dharani while recalling his first
meeting with Neelan Sekar at the editing
suite said that the latter seemed to be
highly talented. His talent is evident from
the trailer, said Dharani. The director
also reiterated Arya’s statement about
Neelan Sekar’s honesty and added that
only that trait will ensure one’s
victory in cinema. Dharani also commended
Vidyasagar’s music composition and
wished for the film’s success.
Bharath, during his speech, said that the
Alibaba team was like a family to him. The
actor disclosed that he met Krishna for
the first time during the Pattiyal shooting
and said that they both go to the same gym.
Praising Krishna as well as Neelan Sekar,
Bharath had good words for the latter too.
He said that the director is a very jovial
person and a gentleman.
Some of the VIPs that participated in the
function include Thilakan, Rama Narayanan,
Kaja Moihdeen, Sivasakthi Pandian, Arya,
Bharath, Vishnuvardhan, Dharani, R. B. Choudhury,
Mano Bala, “Jayam’ Raja and
Alibaba’s heroine Janani.
Finally, Neelan Sekar ended the event by
proposing the vote of thanks.