Vijay Antony: I request critics to go easy on films for next six months
"Especially, during these corona times please make your criticism with some empathy," Vijay Antony said at the audio launch of his upcoming film Kodiyil Oruvan
Musician-turned-actor Vijay Antony requested all film critics and reviewers to go on easy on the films for the next six months and give some time for the film industry to recover from the lockdown woes. At the press meet of his upcoming film Kodiyil Oruvan, he said, "I am not talking for my film but the whole industry here. Imagine if a guy in your family has scored less or average marks in the board exam. How would you encourage and motivate him? Think every filmmaker as one such guy. Especially, during these corona times please make your criticism with some empathy. Let the industry recover. Adhukaparam vechu seinga."
The actor also said that he wants to act in a film without any compensation for the welfare of the Producers Council and help the industry. "I have many such desires and ideas, but I am currently not in an economical situation. I would eventually get there," the Kolaigaran actor said, who has also edited Kodiyil Oruvan.
Producer T Siva, who presided over the event as a chief guest, heaped praise on Vijay Antony for taking a pay cut of 30% percent to help the producers during the pandemic situation. He went on to compare Vijay Antony to actor-politician Vijaykanth. "Vijay Antony was the first one to come forward and announce that he will forego 30 % of his salary to help the producers. He was the first one to raise his hand, and he remains the only person. Kodiyil Orae Oruvan. Another person who had such altruistic heart was Vijaykanth, who cared about everyone."
The film's producer T.D. Rajha of Chendur Entertainment thanked the film's director Ananda Krishnan for wrapping up the film in a short time. He also praised the film's heroine Aathmika for her complete co-operation at difficult times.
Ananda Krishnan, who is known for his film Metro, said he is happy that the film is coming out on Periyar's birthday, 17 September. "The day has been declared as social justice day by the state government, and I am immensely happy that the film is releasing on the special occasion."
The film is co-produced and distributed by Dhananjayan and Kamal Bohra of Infinti Film Ventures. The latter, who has produced Hindi projects, is making his foray into Tamil with Kodiyil Oruvan.
Nivas K Prasanna has composed eight tracks for the film, and two of them were played at the event. The other technical crew consists of cinematographer N.S. Uthaya Kumar, art director Pappanadu C. Uthayakumar, and BGM Composer Harish Arjun.
Here's our interview with Vijay Antony