Superstar Received Best Actor Award for 2005
(16 Oct 2007)
Special Correspondent Sundar's report on the Tamil Nadu
Film Award Function.
Everybody started pouring in by 4.00. By 4.30pm almost
all were present except Superstar.
Waiting with nail biting
fans, why even the general public and industry people
were seen with biting nail in a suspicion that whether
Superstar would attend the event or not.
actors arrived one by one. There was not much roar in
the hall or claps or whistles for them when they
entered. Why even for CM Kalaignar there was not much
When Superstar entered the
moment (exactly by 4.40pm) Superstar entered the
auditorium with his trademark fast walk (king walk), the
whole hall became electrified. All of a sudden the flash
lights of the whole media people started falling on
Superstar all together. It looked like a Black Diamond
glittering in a flood of lights.
stars who were seeing this simply Perumoochu vittargal.
Andha mariyadhai irukattum
youth stars such as Vijay, Vikram, Ajith, Surya etc ..
who were sitting immediately stood up and received
Superstar by wishing him. Superstar wished them with his
trademark style in return.
Straightaway he went where CM and his ministers were
sitting and greeted them and returned to his seat.
other film related government functions only a few
persons were allowed to speak in the daiz.
Speedy walk but careful at
the same time
space between the daiz and the chair rows in the
audiotorium there were lots of wires were passing here
and there in the floor. (May be they belong to video
cameras and other lightings) It was not a problem for
others because all were very slow in their walk. Like
Tortoise. But we thalaivar fans little bit worried about
Superstar and had a slight fear in corner of our minds
that what would happen if Superstar, because of his
speedy walk, happens to trip? But Superstar watched his
step carefully and at the same time his trademark speed
walk was also not reduced while he was entering the hall
or climbing to the daiz.
Loudest was for Superstar
usual the loudest applause went to Superstar in the hall
at the whole event and our thalaivar was asked to
deliver his speech.
calling Superstar Comperer Anu Hassan referred him as "Nirathal
Karuppu and Ullathal Vellai Manidhar ivar" the whole
auditorium burst into whistles and applauds.
Superstar appeared before the mike. We could see
`tension' prevailing among Karaivettis what would he
speak and will he raise any controversy etc.etc.
Superstar addressed everybody in the daiz and also
didn't fail to address the lead actors whom were given
ENNAI VAZHA VAITHTHA
the trademark "ENNAI VAZHA VAITHTHA DEIVANGALANA
TAMIZHAGA MAKKALAE" was uttered by Superstar, it took
more than a minute for the claps and whistles to settle
down. (Remember this is not a Rajini related function
alone. Many fans of other actors, karia vaetis,
political party workers, cine field techinicians, film
institute students all were there. So, we have absolute
majority among others too. Getting loudest claps and
cheers in Superstar related events is a common one.
Because our fans would dominant there. But creating such
a response in a `mixed audience function' is a very
special one. Many faces become dark after seeing the
applause Superstar got. Because nobody couldn't able to
generate such a response other than Superstar.
Thanks to Superstar's
Superstar started his speech with a funny remark about
his clean shaven look. He said he was with ripen beard
and moustache and hair till that day noon. But it was
his daughters' who asked him to attend the function with
clean shaven and dyed hair. Otherwise they have no other
option other than to ignore the function. Superstar said
laughingly I knew where this concern would have risen
from. My daughters are not asking 10 grounds in Boat
Club area they just want me to take off my beard. What
if I remove it? So I removed my beard and dyed my hairs
Speech was crystal clear like never
Superstar's speech and spoken style was crystal clear
and it was like never before. Very much improved
language command and thoughts flow.
when he mentioned that he is wishing to raise this
here but not sure it is right or not anyway as a common
citizen he is rising - PIN DROP SILENCE prevailed
allover the auditorium in curiosity what he is going to
speak. Many ministers was seen taking kerchiefs and
wiping sweat of their faces.
Public concern too
Superstar said that the Sethu Controversy should be
settled amicably by Kalaignar since he has friends in
North. (Indirect message was: You alone made in more
controversial so you have to settle the issue!!)
The whole auditorium started to clap and whistle. It
took few minutes to settle down.
Superstar asked open apology for coming late. And also
said that he was told that CM will be coming by 5.00 pm
and so he came late.
Everybody including Seeman and Thangar Bachchan after
receiving the awards wished Superstar too while
returning. Except Susi Ganesan. (May be because of
tension) Anyhow we will ask him about his ignorance
anywhere we meet him. He is in our hit list.
Ajith while receiving award fell at Kamal and
Kalaignar's feet and received the award. It was thought
by audience that he forgot to fell at Superstar's feet
or didn't want to be. After receiving and about to
return audience shouted SUPERSTAR and he immediately
fell at Superstar's feet and sought his blessings. (Adhu!!)
My friends told that it was Ajith who got heavy cheers
after Superstar in the whole function. Congrats Thala!!
When Kalaignar addressed that Superstat has more
contacts and mass than him in the north, the whole
auditorium exploded with whistles and sound. (Kalaignar
was able to generate similar response in many places of
his speech even while not referring SS' name.)
One of our friend from Triplicane came to the event
dressed like Mottai Boss with a cooler in his bald head
and surely he was a bigger attraction inside the
auditorium. While entering the hall the girls who
were at the reception fascinated by his looks and starte
gazing at him.
Superstar mentioned that he read Mughal Emperor
Aurangazeb's history and got some idea for Vettaiyan
character. (So, he is reading important history books
particularly that associated with Kings and Kings of
Kings. Aurangazeb is one of the Emperor who was noted
for his RAJA THANTHIRAM.
Also he mentioned about his daughters' request to shave
his beard otherwise people will think that Superstar has
lots of family problem so he is sporting look like this.
Superstar said this in his speech. (It seems that he
reads each and every magazine and newspapers. The above
allegation of family problem came in gossip column of a
famous bi-weekly. Superstar seems to have read that.)
Gopi, is he the man who goes away from his family or
normal life? No.NEVER!!
Superstar generated a lot of claps and whistles
throughout his speech and he maintained his sense of
humour and at the same time public concern.
Everybody received the awards fro CM by kneeling down
since CM couldn't stand and give it. But it was only for
Superstar and Kamal he stood up and gave the awards.
This was indeed a bigger honour for us.
usual Superstar made the headlines in all papers the
next day why even North and English channels flashed
Superstar's rquest to Kalaignar to settle down the Ramar
Sethu issue in peaceful way.
there will be no sound editing
be telecast on coming Ayudha Pooja Holidays. We hope the
applause sound for Superstar wont' be edited and