By: Settu Shankar
Friday, August 31, 2007
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!