We had reported recently about how the playback screening of Aayirathil Oruvan had received a rousing response from the audience in Chennai’s GK Cinemas. This ahead-of-times classic by director Selvaraghavan also featured a stellar music score by composer GV Prakash, but unfortunately wasn’t given due acclaim and box office reception when it released back in 2010. In a recent interaction with a leading Tamil news group, GV Prakash was asked about Aayirathil Oruvan’s delayed reach among the audience. He didn’t mince words and spoke his mind without any half measures.
“Aayirathil Oruvan is my best work till date and the quality of my work for that film led me to Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap who took me on for his films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Ugly. But at its time of release, neither me nor Selvaraghavan nor DoP Ramji got any applause or accreditation for our work. I felt bad at that time! Eventually, I got a lot of acclaim for my work in Aadukalam in 2011. When it comes to applause and accreditation, it should be given at the right time when a film really needs it. That didn’t happen for Aayirathil Oruvan!” said GV Prakash.
The composer - actor will be having a really busy April with back to back releases in the form of Kuppathu Raja (April 5th) and Watchman (April 12th). His recent release Sarvam Thaala Mayam fetched good critical acclaim.