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Saroja – What Suriya revealed and what Silambarasan knew!

[Behind Woods, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 19:16 No Comment]

image Saroja celebrated her 100th day in grand style at the Kamaraj Auditorium in Teynampet, Chennai. The evening was peppered with showers of praises for the team, patriotic messages for the Mumbai attack heroes and a heartfelt documentary about the late Audio Engineer, Sridhar.
The event was kick started with the screening of a video saluting the valiant police officers who lost their lives fighting the terrorists in the Mumbai attack.

The screening was immediately followed by the felicitation of Colonel Haridas, an Indian Army officer who has served in all the Indian border territories, by Venkat Prabhu. Venkat Prabhu also presented mementos for the theatre owners in the Chennai city and other cities in Tamil Nadu, where Saroja sustained her unrelenting run for the 100th day.

On the occasion, Suriya mentioned that he felt Saroja was a perfect blend of everything. “The mix couldn’t have been better and is superlatively done,” he noted. Suriya also revealed that Venkat used to be his school junior.

Veteran director KB commended Venkat Prabhu on his work and declared he is one of the most significant directors Tamil cinema has ever seen. “I was at a loss of words after watching Chennai 28. It was like a fresh whiff of air. And he has proved his mettle with Saroja again. I hope that his success continues in his next venture too. I trust him for that,” an emotional Balachander asserted. KB presented souvenirs to producer Siva, Venkat Prabhu and Yuvan Shankar Raja. KB also made a note of producer Amma Creations Siva’s administrative skills. “If Siva stepped into the industry during my period, I would have put his skills to use in my movies,” he noted.

Silambarasan revealed that he brought the Madurai rights of Chennai 28 after being bowled over by the movie. “I was quite sure that Saroja would be a blockbuster and that’s exactly what happened,” he reminisced. He stated that Yuvan Shankar Raja has the potential to grab the attention of international cinema the way Rahman has done.

Sneha, who briefly addressed the audience, mentioned that she is spellbound by Venkat Prabhu’s directorial skills. She also revealed about her being a part of Venkat’s next project Goa.

A video documentary on the late Sridhar (Audio Engineer for renowned movies such as Jodha Akbar, Lagaan and Dasavatharam) was screened at the event. Sridhar, who has worked with the biggest names in the industry and won 4 national awards, was a part of the Saroja crew.

The event saw participation from the who’s who of the industry including that of directors Dharani, K S R, Radhika Sarathkumar, Vaali and many other noted producers and directors.

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