The greatest of all success beyond the box office numbers and critics’ ratings is the acclamatory words that come from legends. The entire team of Prabhu Deva’s Lakshmi is drenched in such bliss with Iyakunar Imayam Bharathiraja expressing his unconditional words of appreciations. It wasn’t just a verbal note or namesake oration, but the entire ambience at Chennai preview theatre got emotionally inclined when Bharathiraja was in joyful tears over the great experience of watching ‘Lakshmi’.
Even before the final credits could end, he just got up patted the shoulders of director Vijay and the little champ Ditya Bhande exclaiming, “You’re the PRIDE OF INDIA.” He appreciated the team, especially the young kids, who played a crucial role in this film saying, “All these kids are so fantastic not alone with dance, but with their overpowering performance. They’re so perfect even in the minutest face expressions.”
The legendary filmmaker Bharathiraja honoured both Vijay and Ditya with the shawls. Later speaking to Prabhu Deva over the phone call, he got yet more emotional saying, “I don’t know how to connect the words and praise you. You’re the Treasure of India.”
Lakshmi is released worldwide yesterday (August 24) with decent response from audiences and critics. Prateek Chakravorty and Shruthi Nallappa have produced this film for Pramod Films in association with R. Ravindran for Trident Arts. Written and directed by Vijay, the film also featured Aishwarya Rajesh, Salman Yusuff Khan, RJ Balaji and Kovai Sarala in important roles. Sam CS (Music) and Nirav Shah (Cinematography) have been yet another strong pillars to the film.