Suriya has urged more and more women film-makers and technicians to come to the fore and take centre-stage in Kollywood. Suriya took part in the audio-launch of Sripriya’s upcoming directorial venture Malini 22 Palayamkottai. Kamal Haasan released the audio-cassettes and CDs of the film which were accepted by Suriya. The event was held at the premises of Sathyam Cinemas in the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Suriya said “Right from the day when Malini 22 Palayamkottai was launched, I had an inkling that the film would be a substantial one. Films should not be merely two-and-a-half hour affairs of the movie-goers with cinema halls and instead, their impact should continue even after the audiences return home. The number of social-oriented films with a message to the public in the last few years could be easily counted; they are far and few.
“Whenever I converse with people from other industry, I’m at a loss of words to explain to them about the lack of release of quality films in Tamil. In a way, I’m also responsible for this.
This generation appears to be heading nowhere and I’m apprehensive as to what sort of a society ours would be when my daughter and her generation of children grow up in future. An US daily says that a ‘rape festival’ has been going on in Assam. Believing such irresponsible reports, people have been advising others through social networking sites not to travel to India.
“We make films out of real-life incidents and at times, what we depict in films occur in real life too. Cinema is a powerful medium through which we should strive hard to spread good things and constructive messages.
Films such as Pudhumai Penn, Achamillai Achamillai and Manathil Uruthi Vendum should be made in today’s scenario. I also want and expect more and more women taking to film-making and other technical areas in the film industry and I’m sure this particular film would pave way for it,” concluded Suriya.
Remake of the Malayalam film 22 Female Kottayam, Sripriya’s Malini 22 Palayamkottai stars Nithya Menen as the protagonist and has music by Aravind-Shankar.