Gajini created waves in Kollywood. The film was received with enthusiastic reviews not only from the vernacular media but also was well appreciated on a national level. Performances of Surya and Asin were the highlight of the film and Murugadoss had achieved the status of celebrity director who was sought after by the bigwigs of the industry.
This film was expected to win many awards. But unfortunately there was no effort at the producer level. Salem A. Chandrasekar who had produced Gajini had not sent the film for the national award. The final date for sending the film to the national jury is over.
On the regional front too, similar scenario persists with no attempt in sending the film for regional award. When the producer was questioned on this, he said, "During the making of Gajini, Murugadoss and Surya had promised to do a film for me. But they have not kept up their promise till date. So, why should I recommend this film for an award?" Subsequently Surya is said to have had continuous parleys with the producer and has made arrangements to send the film for regional award.