Producer-director ‘Jayam’ Raja has lauded the courage of film-makers and actors to name their films ‘negatively’. “Even I faced criticism while naming my last year’s super-duper hit film as Thani Oruvan and someone even ridiculed it saying that I’d become ‘Thani Oruvan’ (lone man) if the film didn’t do well in theatres,” Raja said.
Raja was taking part an an event arranged by the crew of Pichchaikkaran to celebrate the film’s success at the box-office. Starring Vijay Antony and debutant Sadna Titus in the lead, Pichaikkaran managed to collect over Rs.5 crores at the box-office in its first week itself, which is a clear indication that the film might even to on to become a super-hit venture.
Speaking at the vent, Raja noted with happiness the growing trend among Tamil film-makers to opt for bold titles such as Pichaikkaran.
The title-based sentiment in Kollywood appears to be slowly breaking off, which is a good sign. I’m happy about the success of Pichaikkaran; when I named my film Thani Oruvan, I was ridiculed by some but I still retained the title and the result was there for all to see.
“I can presume how much criticisms and ridicules Vijay Antony would have faced after naming his film as Pichaikkaran; even Irudhi Suttru was thought of as a ‘negative’ title but look at the success it has achieved.
It has been proved by Kollywood that a film titled Naan Kadavul can chronicle lives of Pichaikkaran and a film titled Pichaikkaran can speak about a son’s affection towards his mother. I wish Tamil films with such titles go on to achieve huge successes,” Raja said.