The upcoming film Krishnaveni Panjaalai (KP) has been passed with an ‘U’ certificate by the Censor Board which recently viewed the film in Chennai. Directed by debutant director Dhanapal Padmanabhan, the film has also been granted exemption from ‘entertainment tax’ given by the local Government for films which depict Tamil culture in the best possible manner.
The Govt. officials, who watched the film for the purpose of granting tax exemption, have gone on record that they felt ‘overwhelmed’ by the quality of the film and that the impact of the film would stay in their minds at least for the next few days. The appreciation by the Censors as well as the Govt. officials has generated a buzz about the release of the film, which has been delayed inordinately due to multiple reasons.
Vairamuthu’s Aalaikkari…Panjaalaikkaari number has already become hugely popular and is played out in many places across the State. The Un Kangal Kannadi… number, penned by Thamarai, has also come to be liked by music-lovers. Readers might be able to recall the fact that the film’s audio was launched by former President Abdul Kalam a few months back.
Aathadi…oru paravai Parakkudha.., another song from the film, has already entered the ‘top 10’ musical hits in countries like Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. The soulful songs, which fit appropriately at the places where they have been placed by the director, have been set to music by Raghunandan, the music director of the national award-winning Tenmerku Paruvakkatru.
To promote the film for a television programme, the crew had been to the textile mill where the film had been shot last year. The workers surrounded the crew and were very eager to know as to when the film would be releasing as they feel that the film depicts realistically their travails. Before leaving the place, the crew assured them that the film would be releasing very soon in theatres.