Vijay’s heartwarming drama, Deiva Thirumagal,
has won many accolades since its release, and the
entire team is basking in its glory. In a sweet
gesture, the Deiva Thirumagal team arranged a press
meet at the Raintree, Teynampet, to thank the media
for their support, appreciation, and encouragement.
The representatives of the press were given a rousing
welcome and a big round of applause from the cast
and crew as a way of saying ‘thank you’.
The special guest at this event was director Bala
and he presented mementos to those present. When
he rose to address the gathering, a hush fell over
the audience. The National Award winning director
started off by saying that he had come in the capacity
of a fan since he is a great admirer of Vijay’s
work. He said that he loved Madrasapattinam as well
as Deiva Thirumagal. Brimming over with praise for
his fellow director, Bala said that he liked how
every frame in the film had been crafted with great
care. Deiva Thirumagal moved him so deeply that
he wept and had to bring a box of tissues to soak
up the tears. In fact, he had booked the entire
box so that nobody would see him cry! He also admitted
that Vijay was terrifically talented and kept him
on his toes as a director.
Bala was also full of appreciation for Vikram. The
auteur said that though the actor had done Sethu
and Pithamagan (he won the national award for acting
in this film) with him, DTM was an even better film
and showcased his skills as an actor most effectively.
Anushka also received praise for her powerful performance.
All present were filled with respect for Bala because
of his humility and generosity of spirit in commending
the work of a fellow director.
Vikram also addressed the gathering and said that
the entire credit for the film should go to Vijay
because it was his brainchild. He also thanked the
media for their support. Vijay was one of the big
stars of the evening and he accepted all the praises
heaped on him with modesty.
It was a wonderful event and a charming gesture
on the part of the DTM team to give due credit to
the media for the success of their film.