The movie has music by Deva and stars new faces Poorna, dubbing artist Shekhar and Thilak. Ganteeban, a new find from Malaysia plays the negative role. In his short speech, Kamal mentioned about the industry people's aspiration to get an Oscar.
He says, "Many times I stressed that Oscar is not given for our standard of film making. It is only given for American standard of films. There is no need to make our films in American standards. I never considered Oscar awards as the big ones in the world. For us Indian awards are always the best"
"Try to get more awards from our own Indians. I hope, one day a white man will receive an Indian award with pride. That is my all time dream and I hope it will become true," he added.
The function was attended by Rama Narayan, DGP Vaikunth, Anbalaya Prabhakaran and others. Bharathi Raja recalled his 40 years old friendship with director TK Bose. He also praises Kamal, lauding him as the only Tamil actor after Shivaji to do films industry proud.