Silver Jubilee Function - Live Report
12 Jan 2008
First of all we thank our
media friends who made it possible for us to enter into
the function hall. Since Chief Minister participated the
security measures were very high and there are severe
restrictions for entry.
(invite card)owners pride!
When we entered the venue
it was 4.15 pm. As time passed there were heavy crowd of
public and fans outside the auditorium who were trying
their luck to get it. Those with invitation only were
permitted on "Admit one" basis. We could see lots of
fans gathered since the function details were already
pasted through posters in the city. We could witness the
jealous sight of others to the one who are going inside
Thanks for arranging
big screens outside
AVM arranged big screens
outside the auditorium too for the benefit of others who
couldn't get into the function hall. Thanks to AVM for
By 4.45 pm we
get seated and the audiences started pouring in.
AVM Saravanan and MG Guhan
was already inside the hall and he was standing in diaz
and SPM was busy in arrangements.
Stunning graphics in
We could see the giant
images of Kalaignar and Superstar on left and right
side of the diaz. The graphics of the theme of stadium
was stunning and colourful.
Actor Jeeva with his wife,
SA Chandrasekhar, Vadivukkarasi, Livningston and other
actors who acted in Sivaji started coming.
We were eagerly waiting
for Superstar and we were planning a thundering standing
ovation when Superstar enters the auditorium.
varuvaen – Wow…how true is this!
Minutes were passing. But
Superstar is not coming. We lost our patience. (Imagine
Muthu's first scene at which everybody waiting at pooja
and searching for Superstar) We started gazing at the
attendees there. Suddenly Supestar has come. We don't
know when and how he came. But he was in diaz. We
understood how true is the Muthu dialogue. (Naan eppo
varuvaen…eppadi varuvaen….yaarukkum theriyadu….vara
vaendiya naerathula correcta vandhuduvaen) This is not
joke or just telling you for sake. 100% true.
Black pyjam in white
Thalaivar was in black
pyjam in white stripes and white kurta and the dress was
awesome. We had never seen him in this colour pattern.
The ripen beard was just amazing.
Superstar waved and wished
the audiences on all sides from the diaz and sat in the
chair. Shankar accompanied him.
Making of Sivaji
As per the programme
schedule they started playing `Making of Sivaji' and it
lasted for one hour. It was shown on the big flat tv
screens which were placed on both sides of the diaz. The
audio was superb.
Sahana Hindi version –
As the `Making of Sivaji'
was shown in the tv, we got a sweet shock of hearing
Sahana's Hindi version. The Hindi version is so nice and
good to hear. Puruda News Anandan became very busy and
whispered in our ear – "Hindi version is yet to be
censored. They are showing uncensored songs and all. It
is not ethics. They shouldn't do this and all." We
simply said "Censoravadhu mannangattiyavadhu. There's no
censor for us and nobody dare to censor us. We ourselves
are censor board" His face become dark.
Increased the intense
of whistle and applauds
Now, Shreya entered the
function hall in a glamourous attire and fans welcomed
her with great applause. She was very happy. Thalaivar
saw her from the diaz and just waved his hands slightly
lower to welcome her. This was a wonderful gimmick and
could be used in any of future movies of Superstar. She
straight away climbed the steps for diaz. And Raghuvaran
seems to have got "feelings" after seeing her in such
glamour attire. He shook his hands with her non stop and
finally kissed her in hands. Fans saw this and there was
a roar in the balcony.
(Thanks to the balcony
fans who made the hall LIVE throughout the function)
Again back to the `Making
of Sivaji' clipping - Now the anchor in the clipping,
Uma Padmanabhan said about the Advance booking records
and opening crowd and the film's run in UK, Malaysia,
Singapore, US, Australia and South Africa and Gulf. They
some clips regarding fans' celebration. She also
highlighted that the inauguration was so simple and
there was no audio launch at all for the movie but it
became headlines and shook the entire media for two
Superstar as Nageswara
Rao, NTR and Chiru
And again Telugu spoofs
songs were played. The firs night scence dance sequence
clippings of the Telugu version were shown and it was
really a laughter burst for us when we saw thalaivar as
Nageswara Rao, NTR and Chiru. Thalaivar perfectly
And after that Deleted
Scenes were shown. And really those scenes were rocking.
Due to time constraint they should have removed them
from the film.
1) Vinu Chakravarty scene
which was shot is Bangalore Sivaji mall – an office room
2) Vivek with thalaivar in
temple searching for a Kudumba Penn – finally getting
eggs on their face
3) Shreya – Ponnu Paakura
4) Vivek's Anniyan type
comedy with Bose Venkat in Binny Mill (A good one)
Close-up of Superstar
Meanwhile Superstar was
shown very close up in screen and the crowd went berserk
and took some time to settle down. Whenever Superstar's
name was uttered or he was shown the same repeated.
The `Making of Sivaji'
came to end and after that there were no programmes for
more than half an hour. Superstar got away from chair
and went to receive Kalaignar at entrance. Shankar too
took off. This dampened the energy in the hall and the
organizers failed to keep in mind such gaps. They should
have shown atleast some songs or clippings in the screen
at this time to keep the audience roaring.
Kalaignar arrived exactly
at 18.10 amidst tight security with few ministers
accompanying him. Superstar honoured him with shawl.
Audience gave him a good applause. The programme kicked
off with traditional `Tamizh Thaai Vaazththu"
The anchor for the
programme was poet Nellai Jayandhan. He asked AVM
Saravanan to give Welcome Address.
AVM Saravanan speaks :
Sivaji's re-recording track is in making
AVM Saravana addressed all
important participants and then said "If I spell this
name it will take nearly a few minutes for the applause
to settle down." The moment he started telling this, the
crowd broke into applauds. He said that it is only Guhan
who took care of whole production of Sivaji and he
himself was just a puppet. He also cited that the day
the Sivaji announcement was made, his brother
Balasubramanian called him and said "Why risk at this
stage and age? Look before you leap" Saravanan also said
that it Ayngaran who helped him to rope in Shankar for
Sivaji since they are good friends to him. He also said
that Sivaji's re-recording track is in the making and it
is about to hit the stands soon. He thanked Shankar for
delivering a blockbuster and praised his dedication and
concentration. About Superstar he cited about his
simplicity and dedication and also said how simple he
remained the whole shooting of Sivaji in two years and
also revealed that he is a producer-friendly actor.
Overall he said he is not just a manidha – he is a
Later CM was felicitated
with mementos and shawls. CM distributed shields and
prizes to prominent distributors like Abirami Ramanathan,
Kovai Subramanian and to Sivaji's technicians and
actors. (Nowadays silver jubilee functions are becoming
rare in tamil cinema and it is again very rare to
receive any such 175 days shields!!)
Soundharya Rajinikanth too
received shield among them and when the comperer asked
her to receive the shield from CM the crowd gave a
thundering claps. Shreya received the shield amidst
whistles in glamourous attire.
When Shankar was called to
receive the shield – and receiving it – somebody shouted
from balcony "Shankarrukku vaazhvu koduththa
Shankar took this in very light sense and laughed.
Superstar received the
shield and again it took more than a minute for the
applause to settle down.
Oru Ticket Aayiram
Whiel Abirami Ramanathan
receiving the shield on behalf of the distributors
somebody from the balcony shouted "Oru Ticket Aayiram
Roobaikku viththaaaaaaaaaaaaaanggggggggggga" The
audience burst into silent laugh because of this and I
couldn't control my laugh.
Suman was asked to deliver
speech. He addressed all and before addressing Superstar
– fans lost their patience and shouted "Thalaivara sollu….thalaivar
sollu" He spoke in suspense that – he got fame in
languages in short period and also got a new lease of
life – only because of the man called Superstar Rajini.
He said, "I thank Rajini anna for giving me such a
"Superstar is Karuppu
kuththitaan sir!) spoke: I don't know fluent Tamil.
Forgive me for that. After addressing CM he said that
Superstar is not just a king – he is a chakravarthy –
Karuppu Chakravarthy. He also said a thing he found in
Sivaji shooting that "Superstar is a biggest actor and
he himself not aware of that"
I am a part in ROBOT
Writer Sujatha said a few
words about ROBOT. (First speech about ROBOT in this
function) He said that they are looking for a good Tamil
name for ROBOT. And also reveals that he is a part in
ROBOT team and wished to participate in ROBOT 175 days
Padathil en marumagan"
When Pattimanram Raja came
to deliver the speech the whole auditorium got
energized. He started : Nijathil Superstar. Padathil en
marumagan. He said that he wonders how such a superstar
of this stature remains so simple and behaves without
any airs about it. He also said that their food and
superstar's food remained the same throughout the
shooting. That is no separate or special food for
KV Anand praised
thalaivar's simplicity and co-operation in the whole
shooting. He said that he was ready he was ready
whenever he was summoned to appear before the camera.
Also cited that – "It will tough for making others to
make come out of caravan. But for Superstar it is tough
to make him get into the caravan"
vida padithadhu thaan adhigam"
Solomon Papaiya came to
speak amidst roaring applause and whistles. And started
in his traditional style. (Anbu periyorgalae….arumai
He addressed our thalaivar
as : Siru kuzhandhai mudhal kudu kudu kizhavar varai
rasikkapadum superstar avargalae….
While referring KV Anand
he said that he is just the camera size and couldn't
distinguish him and camera and always hiding behind
camera. It took a minutes for laughters to settle down.
He also commented that
Superstar was seen in the sets looking upon sky and
thinking something. He said "Appadi ennathaan
adakkam, panivu….wow…I enjoyed this in shooting and
became spell bound. Finally he signed off by saying
Avarudan nadithadhai vida padithadhu thaan adhigam.
When Shreya was asked to
deliver speech the crowd went into berserk. Shreya
didn't know how to speak in a diaz and that too when a
state Chief Minister was there. She blindly started "Hai
Welcome Chennai…." She said that is was a wonderful
experience of working with thalaivar and thanked him for
the opportunity and also she said that she's willing to
work again in their combo.
Are you from Sivaji?
Vivek imitated Shreya
while starting and said the same "Hai Welcome Chennai…"
and said that he tested whether he gets the same
applause if he speaks like Shreya.. He also said that
the only difference is Shreya is wearing very less
costume and he is fully covered. Referring thalaivar
Vivek said that "Andrum Indrum Endrum Superstar ivar
oruvar thaan" He also said that Sivaji the boss,
Kalaignar the mass. He also admitted that Sivaji's
success is not by fluke or luck or toss. It is a result
of mere hard work by the Sivaji team. He also pleaded
today actors that they should learn a lot from Supestar.
He praised about his simplicity and food habits. "Bandhanna
ennanae theiryahd aalu ivar. Ivar saapiduradhu ellma
just a few fresh vegetables – the one that rabbits eat.
And in mornig he take very light food. In noon
just a few vegetable with curd rice and in night just an
average food. He also said during the shooting of train
sequence in Pune –Lonewala, it was time up more than
afternoon and Superstar was there continuously acting
even without lunch break. And they had the lunch only by
He also said that during
recent Kuruvi shooting in Malaysia – a
Chinese boy approached him and asked "Are you from
Sivaji….?" He was awestruck by this and said Superstar
now got strong fan base even in Malaysia and
other newer parts of the globe.
Superstararum orae maedaiyil
Na Muthukumar said in his
address that "Kaandha Kangalal anaivaraiyum
kavarnthizukkum superstar avargalae…."
He added: Sooriyanum
Superstararum orae maedaiyil ingu…..He also wondered
about his simplicity and he hides himself from light –
limelight unlike others who starve for it. He also
revealed that during a book release function of
Kalaignar Kaaviyam – Superstar participated in that
event in a simple disguise and sat in the last row and
enjoyed the event and signed off without anybody could
identify him. But he said the identified him. (Chief
Minister participated in that event!!)
Man of the match
Now Vairamuthu came to
deliver the speech. The man of the match award goes to
him for delivering an extra ordinary speech. And that
too before a Chief Minister.
He addresses out thalaivar
a : Uyara uyara parandhu, vaan veligalaiyum thaandi,
nakshathira mandalangalai thottu puggazh parappum
33 aandugalaga Superstar
naarkalyil amarndhiruppadhu enbadhu saadhanaiyillai –
sarithiram. Adhuvum ilamai maaramal irupadhu neruppu
sarthiram. 33 aandugal thiruyulagai aalvadhu
sarithiramenil, 60 aandugalaga maakalai aalum innooer
sarithiram thane adhai gowravikka vaendum? Adhu thaan
He also said that Sivaji
is a feather in AVM's crown.
He again came back to the
topic of Superstar and said "Oru Manidhan paesuvadhillai.
Aanal paesappadugiraan Vilambaram virumbuvadhillai.
Aaanal avan illamal vilambaramae illai. Avar Arasiyalil
illai. Aanal avar illamal arasiyal illai. Vaaji vaji
paadal paarkumbodhu, ungalodu aadum azhagiya pennai
paarkamal unglai paarthaen….Ungalin indha ilamaikku
kaaranam enna…? Unavu murai, vaazhviyal murai, appuram
ellavatrukkum maelaga vellai manasu. Idhuthaan avar
ilamaikku kaaranam. And again he said the he was
speaking with him on his garden for more than 6 hours.
While returning he was just thinking back about his chat
with Supestar. "Avardan 6 mani nerathukku mael naan
paesiyadhai asai podugayil – oru vishayaththai enni naan
viyandhaen….andha 6 mani neramum avar oruvar patri kooda
puram paesavillai. (Back biting). Thus he signed off.
The crowd and the auditorium went berserk and nearly
this was the longest applaud in that occasion and me was
the last to settle down with the applause. My hands got
pain for continuous applauds.
He also said that he
enjoyed Vaaji vaaji song where thalaivar pats his
thighs. Thodaiyai thaatuvaarae adhai naan mighavum
rasiththaen. Avar thodaiyai styleaga thatumpodhu dhoosu
parakku. Parandhadhu dhoosu mattuma en manasum thaan.
Arumai arumai nanbar Rajini avargalae.
He also said that a man
needs entertainment in life to get shelter under
troubles and worries. And really the society needs such
an entertainer. When there is a vacuum for such
entertainer – Superstar fills yhat gap. My son once
bought a key chain from Japan and guess what
the key chain had Superstar's pic imprinted. That is his
Oru naalu anju
varushathukku munnadi neenga pirnadhirakka koodadha?"
Shankar came amidst lot of
expectation. He gave rave reviews about Superstar, his
acting skills, his dedication, co-opearation during the
shooting. He also said that though he had given 100
days, 125 days, 175 days film it is Sivaji his first
Silver Jubilee film. (I remember Indian ran for 175
days. Don't know why he said like that)
He quoted several scenes
from Sivaji where Superstar's performance was excellent.
One of the scenes he pointed was : Court failure scene
bfore intermission. Summa valiyai vaangi reaction
panniyiruppaaar….adhu rumba nallayirukkum. Adhe pola
police station treatment scene, a scene with Pyramid
Natarajan…Born with car…? No…I just try walking bare….He
also said he got maximum pat from shooting crew and
public when he completed shooting the scene where
Superstar signs in both hands in appointment orders.
While we were penning the dialogue `Adhiruthilla' it
just looked normal. But once Superstar uttered that in
screen – it became a one word magic which became an all
time hit dialogue of Superstar. Everybody in the unit
worked hard for the success and so it became an
international hit. He also thanked KV Aanand for taking
part in all other aspects apart from his role. He
uttered each and everybody's name in the Sivaji crew
without fail. He also thanked us – THALAIVAR FANS – for
making it such a big hit. (No others spoke about fans.
He also said that he had
been recently to Coorg for a story discussion and there
a Tamil couple met him and said "Sir, Sivajila
kalakittinga…Oru naalu anju varushathukku munnadi neenga
pirnadhirakka koodadha?" Naan kaettaen…yeaennu…. "Neenga
innum Superstarai vechu naalu anju padam
eduthirupeengalae….." I became very pleased.
The audience from balcony
started shouting ROBOT…ROBOT… ROBOT paththi paesu…..So
Shankar switched over his topic to ROBOT. I actually
this time didn't plan to take ROBOT in Tamil since its
budget is very hight. So, I moved to Hindi for that. But
due to some difficulties I couldn't realize that in
Hindi. Since the extra ordinary budget the film needs a
Superhero of world fame. Now I got one such. Me and
Rajini sir never expected joining back in such a short
time. All happened unexpected. During Chandramukhi 200
days function I said that I will try to match this super
hit film or above that. As I assured I gave a hit above
Chandramukhi. Now the same I tell you here. I will try
to match the Sivaji's success with ROBOT or will try
more than that. Sakthiyellm ondru saerndhalae…sorghum
varum indha mann maelae….All powers joined and it gave a
block buster Sivaji.. Thanks to all of you….
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