Friday, January 12, 2007
The audio launch of Muni is the hot topic of Kollywood. No other producer has been celebrating the audio launch in such a grand manner. Director turned producer Saran released this audio in typical 'pooja of Muni' style. For this function, the producer chose a Muni Temple. It is not in Madurai or any othe rural outskirts... in the multicultural City Chennai. There is a Grand Muni Statue near Defence Colony,Chennai. Generally before worship the deity, people have to perform a pooja. In Tamil, it is called 'Padayal'. In this padayal, people served rice, mutton, grevy, chicken, egg, cigar, dry fish and toddy in a mega green leaf to the 'Munisamy'. Saran also performed the padayal in the same style before the launch of the audio.
Saran has invited the public through an advertisement if any body named like Muni or Munisamy or Muniamma, will be present a surprise gift in the audio release. After this advt, thousands of 'Munis' sent thei names along with ration card proof. All were invited to Chennai. The surprise gift was a chance to act in the film Muni in the Scene also shot in front of the Muni statue. Before the shooting, Saran Team served hot chicken and mutton briyani to the gathering. After hearing this people from nearby areas also came and mingle with the Muni guests. Without spending much, the unit got heafty number of junior artists for that particular scene!
What is the theme of Muni?
Muni... A deity of rural Tamil Nadu is known for its bravery and anger over the wrong persons. Now one can easily understood the 'oneline' of the movie!
The film is directed by Dance Master turned director Raghava Lawrence. He also play an important role in them film. Rajkiran plays the lead the role. The correspondent met Raghava Lawrence after the audio launch.
'Actually I told this story to Saran over the telephone from Hydrebad. He was very impressed and asked me to narrate the entitre screenplay. After he heared it, he started work on it. Now shooting has been completed. The film is scheduled for Fed. 17. Rajkiran is the special in this film. He served a feast to the Tamil viewers through this film."
"For me, Rajkiran is a legend in this generation' Raghava Lawrence concluded emotionally.
An interesting note... The producer Saran is an Hindu, Director Raghava lawrence is a Christian and the Hero of the film, the actual Muni Rajkiran is a muslim... No barriers for arts!