It is very difficult to make films worthy enough to run for 100
days in theaters these days. But Vijay starrer Pokkiri is
an exceptional case. The film is still running successfully and has
crossed 200 days in a theater at Chennai. What makes the film so
special is its successful second running for 125 days in
Aminjikarai Lakshmi theater located in central Chennai.
Yesterday, Vijay participated in the 125th day celebrations of
Pokkiri at the theater campus amidst a huge crowd
comprising his fans. Since the theater is not a releasing centre
for big films like Pokkiri, the function was considered as
unique, and the whole campus was spruced up for the occasion.
In his speech, the actor thanked everyone who watched
Pokkiri and made it a huge hit. It was also Vijay's first
public function after getting a doctorate. The actor said: "Now
everyone calls me Dr.Vijay. But I would like my fans to call me
Illayathalapathy, the most lovable title given by them." Remembering his good old days, he said that he had watched
superstar Rajinikanth's Annamalai with his friends at the same
theater when he was still an adolescent.
Tamil Film Producers Council president Rama Narayanan also
participated the function, and said that the day is not far off
when Vijay will go on to become the next MG Ramachandran, the
undisputable emperor of Tamil Cinema!