Prakash Raj has made the audio launch of his film Vellithirai with a difference like his films. The entrance of Taj Ballroom, the star hotel was looking like an old touring talkie, which was found in 50's and 60's, in rural Tamil Nadu with posters from the films of legendary MGR and Sivaji.
Vellithirai, the remake of Mohan Lal starred Malayalam classic super hit Udayananu Tharam has been produced by Prakash Raj's home production house along with giant entertainment companies like Moser Baer and Times Group. Prakash Raj and Prithviraj play the lead role and Gopika is the heroine of the film. Directed by Viji, the script writer of Mozhi, the film has the music of GV Prakash.
The way Prakash Raj released the audio made the function noteworthy. The heroes of this function were MS Viswanathan and TK Ramamoorthy, the legendary musical duo popularly known as Viswanathan Ramamoorthy. Prakash Raj used his own stage to glorify the legends ruled the world of film music for nearly 30 years with outstanding hits and completed an amazing 1700 films to their credit!
Everything in the audio launch went in a right track till SP Balasubramanyam, the legendary singer who was introduced by MSV in early seventies, went on the stage. In the name of glorifying MSV, the singer has deliberately insulted other talented musician Illayaraaja, the universal musical genius of our time.
SPB says, "No other musician has survived in this film world without using MSV's tunes directly or indirectly. The main source of tunes and music for all the musicians in our days is what MSV and Ramamoorthy spitted earlier…" But everyone could know that this singer become popular just because of Illayaraaja, who is giving him chances for the past 32 years!
Another person who made the stage for draining his personal angry over Illayaraaja was Vairamuthu, the person who got a life only because of Illayaraaja. Generally poets known for their sweet lies which are never hurt others. But Vairamuthu's hateful speech forced most of the crowd to walkout from the Hall. In his speech, Vairamuthu said that he never heard any other musician's songs except Viswanathan – Ramamoorthy in his life!
"From my childhood days to till date, MSV's music only traveling with me. I never accept anyone of the present musicians as musical genius, except MSV. Today's music is nothing but the pichai offered by MSV and Ramamoorthy!"
Interestingly no one has made a single word on the film Vellithirai and its music. MSV in his speech said that it was fans and admirers that made his music popular and everlasting. MSV says, "I want only people's recognition that is the real award. If Good meter, matter and melody are there in a song, every generation will relish it. Good music is ageless. I never get jealous on Illayaraaja when he becomes my successor and even goes beyond that level. In fact I feel proud of him…"
Mohan Lal, the Malayalam superstar is the only person who delivered his speech perfectly and sensibly without any prejudice. He had cancelled his shootings just only to attend this function. The actor said, "It is a great honour to be present at a function to honour the great maestros. I consider it is an auspicious moment and an amazing evening."