Pokiri Launch/Press Meet
Vijay’s long wait has finally ended. He formally announced the details of his next movie — Pokiri, a remake of the recent Telugu blockbuster of the same title.
Talking to media men on Monday, Vijay, said, “I was impressed when I saw the Telugu film. I immediately decided to go ahead with the project. Set to hit the floors on 1 July, Pokiri would grace theatres on the Pongal day. Pokiri means a mischievous boy. A man who is after pranks. I play a similar character. The movie would be directed by choreographer-turned-actor- director Prabhudeva. It was my long cherished dream to dance for a song directed by Prabhudeva. Today, I am lucky to feature in a full length film to be directed by him”.
Prabhudeva, on his part, said, “Pokiri would be certainly different from the original and would certainly appease Vijay fans”.
Asin plays Vijay’s lady love in the movie while the cast also includes Prakash Raj, Vadivelu, Nasser and Napoleon. Music is by Manisharma. Produced by Rameshbabu of Sri Kanaka Rathna Movies, get ready to welcome Vijay this January, 2007.
Pokiri announced! Vijay’s father offers prayers at temples!!
June 13, 2006
Much awaited Ilayathalapathi’s Pokiri was officially launched yesterday in Chennai. At the simple event, the lead pair of Vijay, Asin and Prabhudeva were at their relaxed best. Asin was her charming self in a stunning pair of jeans and light colored tops. Vijay looked every bit the dashing hero while Prabudeva himself looked as fresh as he was a decade ago. May be the success of his Telugu ventures had added glitter to his eyes.
A lot is riding on the slender shoulders of Vijay. After the lukewarm response to Aadhi, which was a remake of the Telugu hit Athanukode, everyone went about guessing that Vijay would no more do remakes. But, as Puli and Murasu did not take off, he thought it fit to get back to good films irrespective of whether they are remakes or not. So, Pokiri was chosen by him and he invited Prabudeva to be the director.
Meanwhile, Vijay’s father SAC conducted special puja at the Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai. On Saturday night, which was the full moon day, which is an auspicious occasion for the presiding deity there, he spent a full hour before the Lord seeking his blessings. He also prayed at the Sacred Church at Velankanni. We hope that a father’s prayers for his son are answered. Good luck, Vijay!
The stills of the launch function/press meet are available at:
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