Premalatha Vijayakanth, wife of actor-politician Vijayakanth, has expressed happiness that her son and actor Shanmuga Pandiyan’s next film has a title which was also the title of a super-hit film which starred the late and legendary MGR in the lead role.
Audio-launch of Maduraiveeran was held in the city a few days back in which Shanmuga Pandiyan’s parents, uncle L.K. Sudheesh, film-maker Venkat Prabhu, film’s producer Subbu Narayanan, director, cinematographer P.G. Muthiah, lyricist Ygabarathi, music director Santhosh Dayanidhi, editor K.L. Praveen and the multi-facted Samuthirakani took part.
Vijayakanth appealed to the audiences and his fans to help his son’s film succeed at the box-office as it has been made by a team of youths. “This is the first time that I’m speaking on stage in a film-related event,” said his wife Premalatha. “I heard the script first from Muthiah and loved it. When I told Vijayakanth about this, he wanted a film made on it very soon as the script is about Jallikkattu.
“Jallikkattu is part of our tradition for which youths fought in unison early this year. As ‘Captain’ said, it’s a script which would appeal to all sections of the audiences. Personally, I’m extremely happy that my son plays the lead role in a film whose title is the same that of a film which starred the legendary MGR in the lead. Songs have come out very well indeed,” Premalatha concluded.