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Jyothika bids final adieu

Monday, February 05, 2007
Surya, at the cassette launch of Mozhi, seemed angered at the attempts being made by the cast and crew of the film and other guests to persuade Jyothika to continue her acting career. Nobody expected Kanimozhi to openly criticized Surya in a public hall accusing him of not allowing Jyothika to showcase her complete acting capabilities. The film has produced by actor/producer Prakash Raj under his banner Duet Movies. The film has been directed by Raadha Mohan. Varamuthu penned the lyrics for tunes composed by Vidyadsagar. Jyothika had signed the film just before her marriage with actor Surya. The star couple immediately announced that Jyo would never act films after marriage. Despite that Jyothika continued the shooting of the movies that were left incomplete because of her wedding with Surya. One is Pachaikili Murthucharam. The other one is Mozhi. The entire film has been shot after her wedding. In this film, she is acting the deaf and dumb girl who falls in love with a musician, Prithviraj.

The shooting of the film completed last week and the audio launched in Sathyam Complex on Sunday Morning. Kanimozhi, the daughter of Chief Minister Karunanidhi, attended the event as the Chief Guest. When she was invited to deliver her special speech, she applauded the entire cast and crew of the movie. Then she started to review the film in the podium which she had already seen during a special screening. The follwoing is an excerpt from her speech:

'This is the only genuine film I have seen in recent times. Every scene has ben conceived with sense and sincerity. It is a rare thing in Tamil Cinema for a movie to be shot in this way. The dialogues of the film are very powerful and have honoured women. It is very rare in movies that a writer given this much importance to a woman. Vairamuthu penned some excellent lyrics for the beautiful tunes in the film composed by Vidhyasagar. I think Vairamuthu is the only poet who keeps his poetic talents after getting engaged with movie lyrics. Many good poets drowned in this ocean after few years of their entry. I found many beautiful and meaningful lines in the lyrics. An example of this is '...Poovin Mozhi Manama? Nirama?... .She quoted many such lines from songs in the film. What a wonderful thought!

I was stunned with the performance of Jyothika in this film. Here I would like to share my thoughts about Jyothika with you. I came to know that this is the last film of hers. I felt very sorry that she has made that decision. I got angry with Surya also. Actors like Jyothika shouldnt quit their career like this. Jyo, please re-consider your decision. It will be healthy for her and the entire industry also...' . Jyothika was watching all this emotional outbreak along with Surya in the 4th row of the theatre. In the beginning of Kanimozhi's speech, Surya looked relaxed. When she criticized him for preventing Jyothika's career in films acting film, suddenly a discomfort was evident on Surya's face.

After Kanimozhi, Vairamuthu came to deliver his - as usual - lengthy speech. In his speech, he requested Kanimozhi to participate every function. Because according to him, many Kollywood fans haven't appreciated the lyrics of present day songs but have paid attention only to the faster upbeat tracks only. He also compelled Jyothika to re-consider her decision to quit cinema. Again, Surya's face showed disconfort. Then Prakash Raj requested the Director Priyadharshan, who introduced Jyothika, to handover a memento as her her farewell gift to cinema. After handed over the memento, Priyadharshan told that he is proud like a father who has watched a "good innings" by Jyothika. After this, Prakash Raj directly pleaded with Jyothika for the reconsideration of her decision. There were tears in Jyothika's eyes and she was very emotional. But Surya did not even turn towards her and was just watching the stage displaying embarressment.

So, the first stone has thrown in to a beautiful and peaceful pond!

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