Ram, who has directed and played the lead role in the upcoming film Thanga Meenkal which is scheduled for a State-wide release on 30th August (the day-after-tomorrow), has appealed to the print and television media not to write or say anything ‘negative’ about his film at least till 30th August, the day on which the film would be released.
Producer-director Gautham Menon has produced Thanga Meenkal on behalf of his Photon Kathaas and cast Ram as the hero for the first time. Ram, who directed the film Kattradhu Thamizh in 2007 which had Jiiva and Anjali in lead roles, has surfaced in the industry after six long years and has played the lead role in Thanga Meenkal, described as an ‘off-beat film’ by the press.
Sadhana, a small girl, has played Ram’s daughter in the film which also has a special cameo by Padmapriya, a popular Tamil and Malayalam actress. The film’s trailer was released some time back and was received with a huge response. Yuvah Shankar Raja’s music is said to be a great plus for the movie. Last week, Ram arranged for a special screening of the film for journalists and his friends in the industry.
After the screening he made an emotional appeal to the journos. “I thank all of you for having come at my behest to watch the film. I value your time and your response to my call. I respect your criticism and feel that the flaws pointed out by you would go a long way in rectifying myself when I make films in future. However, I appeal to all of you not to say anything ‘negative’ about the film till 30th August.
“It is requested to do so for commercial reasons. If you find anything to be appreciated in the film, say it now and if you have any ‘mistakes’ to be pointed out, do so after 30th August when the film releases. I request all of you to help the growth of good cinema in Kollywood,” said Ram.