There is an event organised to thank Kalaignar for having allocated some 96 acres land to the cinefield workers and producers house construction. The entire cine industry has decided to organise a show for Kalaignar. Amitab bachan will the be chief guest and Rajni and Kamal will be present along with our Surya.
It is said that Kamal hassan is direccting a play in which he is going to act during that event and that some actors are to take part in it along with kamal…but we do not know who are the actors but hopefully our Surya will be taking part in it. That will be a great honour for our Surya who considers Kamal hassan as his mentor.
Well-known film director Gautham Menon is quite excited that his film “Varanam Aayiram” has bagged the National award for the best regional Tamil film.
“Though I have done several films, this is my first award. And to get a prestigious award as your first award is something to cheer about. I am very happy that the National Award jury recognised the merits of the film and selected it for the honour,” said Menon.
He is considered as one of the top most Tamil film director and has proved his mettle by directing tasteful films like “Kakka Kakka”, “Minnale” and “Vettaiyaadu Vizhaiyaadu”. All these films have combined aesthetics with commercial values and proved to be hugely successful at the box office.
Compared to his previous films, “Varanam Aayiram” was an average success. But the film was critically acclaimed for its brilliant screenplay, top class performance from the lead actor Surya and high-class technical values.
“Many people associated with my films got prestigious awards like state awards and Filmfare awards. But I didn’t get any award. Naturally this National Award has given me a big boost and has increased my responsibility,” said Menon.
“‘Varanam Aayiram’ is very closer to my heart because I had written the story based on my personal experiences. I moulded one of the two characters played by the film’s leading star Surya on my father. He (father) encouraged me to join the film industry despite the fact that I had an engineering degree. There are lot of sequences in the film which could be linked to my personal life and my happy days with my father,” said Menon.
The director dedicated the National Award to the cast and crew of “Varanam Aayiram”.
“I am particularly thankful to the film’s hero Surya who crafted both his roles superbly. I am also thankful to Sameera Reddy, Divya Spandana, cinematographer Rathnavelu and music director Harris Jayaraj.”c
The Income Tax department conducted a sudden raid at actor Surya and his close associates residence. The raid started early in the morning from 7 am and went on till afternoon 2pm. IT officials conducted the raid at the actors T Nagar residence, Boat Club area bungalow and various offices and residences of the star and those closely associated with him.
Among Kollywood Surya, KS Ravikumar (Aadhavan director), AR Murgadoss (Ghajini director), director Hari (Singam director) and Gnanavel Raja the actor’s cousin and producer of his next film Singam were the victims.
The offices of Agaram Foundation, a charity trust and foundation floated by the actor and a business man associated with the foundation have come under the IT scanner. It is mentionable that the raid has come four days after Vijay TV and Surya’s Agaram Foundation came together for a movement called ‘Vidhai’ to generate the pool corpus to help students to achieve their academic goals.