Instead of saying different, let's use the word new. That's because in his speech, director Balu Mahendra said, "We have heard this word 'different' used so much that it has lost its meaning. 'Thamizh MA' is a new kind of creation. Kindly note, that the film will earn accolades not only on the national level, but also in the international circle. Bala is my elder son and Ram is the younger one. Vetrimaran, who is directing Dhanush in 'Desiya Nedunsalai' is my third son. All my sons are doing jobs to be proud of. What more can a father ask for?" His voice was full of fondness of a proud dad.
In title as well as story, the story stresses on Tamil language and it is surprising that the film is co-produced by a Kannadiga and a Malayali.
The audio release took place at Film Chamber theater yesterday. Directors Balu Mahendra, Thankar Bachan, Cheran, Parthiban, Azhagamperumal, Simbudevan, Jayam Ravi, heroine Anjali, actress Suhasini and music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja participated.
Instead of appointing a glittering girl to present the function, the film's director took on the task himself very naturally. One could see the navarasas on the faces of the audience.
As usual, Cheran showed spice and anger in his speech. "Before 'Thavamaai Thavamirundhu,' Ram was to make a Tamil and English bilingual with me in 'Megham.'
In the situation then, it was not possible to make the film. Ram is a cranky director. Don't go and join the group that is full of Tamil fanatics, not allowing us to learn English. This film will be a lesson to those who say Tamil is one's life and do not learn another language."
Next to talk was Parthiban, who brought in some lightness after Cheran's acidic speech. "A tiny smile from a woman will give you the satisfaction of having had a child with her. Similarly, just seeing the trailer is like having seen the film. One can't say that the heroine Anjali looks like our next door neighbour. That's because not all girl neighbours look pretty! By the way, the house next to mine is vacant right now," said Parthiban jovially and one could see Anjali's shy and happy smile.
"On seeing the film trailer, I'm reminded of my college days in Madurai and talking to ganja smokers at the Film Institute," said Suhasini as she thought of the olden days.
"Through this film, I learnt anger as well as shantham," said Jeeva.
Last to speak was director Ram, his words dripping with anger. "I saw a news item in a paper when at a tea stall and that prompted me to create this story. Cinema is not technology alone. It also involves patience and waiting. During the days when I was suffering, I wanted to kill many. Through this screenplay, I have killed them all," said Ram as the audience sat in stunned silence for a few minutes.