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By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
After winning accolades for his excellent performance in Periyar, Sathyaraj is very careful now in selecting his roles. He is at present acting in Thankar Bachan's dream project 'Onbathu Roopai Nottu' as an 80 year old farmer, a real life character.
The movie is made on a novel in the same title written by Thankar in the 80's. Two times National Award winner Archana is playing in an important role.
The first ever press meet of the film was held at Film Chamber on Saturday and Sathyaraj and his team attended the same. Looking very emotional on this project, Sathyaraj told: 'It is one of the challenging characters that I have played in my career spanning three decades. I would like to appeal to my co stars in the Industry to at least act once in Bachan's film. It will help every one to get the recognition. I hope Onbathu Roopai Nottu will open new windows to the Tamil industry as well as me..."
He also assured if Thankar approached him again for a film, he would be signed in the agreement even without bothering the payment!
Lyricist Vairamuthu and editor B. Lenin also share their experiences with the media representatives. According to Lenin, a person should need some intensive knowledge to feel the film. "I don't know how many film critics could understand the film rightly and give a sensible review!"
Vairamuthu says that the film would surely reaches the highs of world cinema and makes Sathyaraj as one of the true representatives of Indian Cinema.
Thangar Bachan said, "It is the story of an elderly couple left uncared by their kith and kin. The film revolves around three different periods. The narration begins in 1972 and ends in 2007. We shot a major portion of the film in interior Tamil Nadu which never explored before by any film makers…"
Thankar plans to release the film for Diwali, if good theaters available. Otherwise he may wait for few more weeks for the release.