Actor Vikram recalls the moment when
he along with Ravanan’s director Mani
Ratnam and Suhasini Mani Ratnam took the
centre stage soon after the screening
of the film at the Venice Film Festival
recently. The audience, about 600-700
people, gave thundering applause to the
trio, he said.
Vikram revealed that they had intended
to stay on for the screening till the
Usure Poguthey song as they were scared
of the reaction the film would garner,
but realized that the audiences were engrossed
in the film so that they decided on staying
till the last.
It may be recalled that Mani Ratnam was
honored with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory
to the Filmmaker Award during this event.
Vikram was quoted as saying, “Right from
the pre-awards party to the red carpet
welcome and the amazing response from
the audience, everything was just perfect.
Even a few bigwigs, who didn't really
give us much bhaav before the screening,
came to us later and asked if they could
have pictures taken with us. My character
Veera was well-received, and many started
addressing me as Veera. Now, that's a
great appreciation for any actor in a
foreign land. I was never this excited