By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Sathyaraj said that he is gearing to start shooting for film Periyar's sequel. The second installment of the film will document many stories that form the great Tamil leaders legacy. Two days back, a private organization from Coimbatore (Bimbam Thiraipada Iyakkam) felicitated the cast of Periyar for the success of the movie.
At the function Sathyaraj said, "It was one of my goals to play the role of Periyar onscreen. Now I have taken it upon myself to act in the sequel to the film. I hope that I would be able to convey, through the film, the ideals of the great leaders revolutionary thinking and impact society with them.
After his return to Chennai, an oneindia.in correspondent contacted him over the phone and asked him about his plans to act in the Periyar sequel. He said, ''I have never had any big plans when I entered films. Even now, I don't. When I made my debut as a junior artiste, I was well accepted by the Tamil film audience - the result of which I am a recognized actor in the field."
He added, "No doubt, Periyar is a once in lifetime film. Being an ardent follower of Periyar, I played him in the film without hesitation. Now I would like to act in the sequel to Periyar. The first part of the film served the purpose of introducing the great man to the present Tamil audience. Te sequel to it will have a message for the youth of the state.
On the commercial side, the film has been doing well in theatres with good reports from the box office. The success f the film had forced the Dravidar Kazhagam Campus to take up the shooting of the sequel. But it is known whether or not CM MK Karunanidhi will grant another 95 lakhs for the film like he did for the first one.