Young director Karthik Subbaraj had a dream beginning to his film-making career. After dishing out back-to-back hits, the 33-year-old director came up with Iraivi, a film that talks about the insouciant mindset of men.
While watching the movie you might realize that Iraivi
has the potential to make you think, laugh and perhaps reach out
for the wiper even, but never will you feel like the film might
Well, not just someone, but Iraivi has made a handful
of people unhappy, thanks to a particular character portrayed in
Played by Vijai Murugan, the character in question is a ruthless
and greedy producer who troubles SJ Surya (portrayed as a
struggling director) in the movie.
After watching the film, producer Kathiresan, who had bankrolled
Karthik's Jigarthanda, has alleged that Vijai Murugan's
character has been written, keeping in mind his feud with
Kathiresan and Karthik Subbaraj were not in good terms during
the filming and release of Jigarthanda. Now, the Producers
Council (TFPC) has stated that cinema should not be used to unleash
one's anger or vengeance.
Speaking to Times of India, PL Thenappan, the Vice President of
TFPC has said: "What he (Karthik) said initially with respect to
the film's story, and what has come as the final output, are two
different things. He has changed a lot, and he even hesitated to
show the progress of the post-production work to the film's
Adding that the young director has taken success to his head,
Thenappan has said, "When the issue with Kathiresan is still in
court, how can Karthik etch out such a character for his personal
satisfaction? A director who has successfully directed just two
films shouldn't think of himself as Mani Ratnam."
The members of Producers Council may unite later this week to
take a call on the issue.
Iraivi is produced by CV Kumar, who is yet to comment
on the issue.