Date posted: October 17, 2012
Director Seenu Ramasamy today announced that he has removed the controversial lyrics in a song sequence from his upcoming directorial venture titled Neerparavai. The film, whose audio cassettes and CDs were released a few days back in Chennai, has been produced by Udhayanidhi’s Red Giant Movies.
Vishnu and Sunaina have been paired opposite each other for the first time on screen in this film, which appears to have suddenly acquired the ‘stature’ of a big film. Both Vishnu and Sunaina haven’t tasted success for a long time now. Vishnu last had his Kullanarikootam doing well early last year while Nagpur-born Sunaina’s last ‘decent’ hit was Pandiraj’s Vamsam which released in 2010.
Seenu has repeated his ‘successful’ team of lyricist Vairamuthu and music director Raghunandan from Thenmerku Paruvakatru, which was his debut film as director and which won the coveted national award for ‘best regional film’. Vairamuthu has penned all the lyrics in Neerparavai in this film which deals with the lives of people of the minority community.
A song starting with lyrics Sthothiram matrum sathiyamum jeevanumai nilaikkiraen… had been objected to strongly by many Christian associations and organizations as they feel the song had ‘infringed’ on their use of words for worship. Despite Vairamuthu’s clarifications, the demand for ‘withdrawal’ of the lyrics in the song was gaining momentum with each passing day.
Seenu has now announced the ‘withdrawal’ of the said lines and has once again gone on record saying that he had made an earnest effort to document the lives of the minority community people in the most passionate manner.