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10-02-2003, 01:13 AM













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Cast - Vikram, Surya, Laila, Karunaas

Direction - Bala

Music - Ilayaraja

The title means elder son of a family. Two different personalities meet each other. Vikram plays, cremator role and meets Surya. Both share their lively hood. Surya falls in love with Laila a polytechnic student. Vikram opposes Surya's love? Why? The movie shall Answers this question during Diwali.

Hero & Heroine
After the film 'Dhool' and 'Sami' it will be disheartening for Vikram's fans to see him in the role of a cremator. He rides a horse as his mode for transport; Surya is casted with a different face-lift after playing the role of an IPS Officer in 'Kaaka Kaaka' his role will evoke women's interests for the film. His dilemma for love and friendship is the story's turning point. Laila is acting consecutively for the 2-nd time in Director Bala's project. His persistence to make Laila act in his film makes the crew members to wonder.

Off late Vikram is spending most of his time in none of his projects except for - 'Pithamagan' with the completion of 'Sami' the actor has allotted his dates for 6 months schedule to concentrate his best in 'Pithamagan'.

The film is shot completely at Madurai and Theni's Locales.

Simran has played as an actress with her dancing too for a song in the film.

Bala has avoided Simran diplomatically by saying glamour is not his cup of tea. When asked who is the 'Pithamagan '?

Illayaraja replies Bala boldly.

With his comical debut as "Loduku pandy" - Karunas plays a character and comedy role in this film. The comedian is so attached to the project for he feels unhappy to pack up his bags from the filming spot. Hence he is seen with crew all the time.

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10-05-2003, 03:14 PM
Pithamagan audio has been released.
You can listen to mesmerizing score of Ilayaraja
at Pithamagan Audio (http://www.raaga.com/channels/tamil/movie/T0000542.html)

10-05-2003, 03:36 PM
gr8 bhagavs ! :b:

10-06-2003, 04:13 AM
Thanks Tamizh! We will do our best!

10-08-2003, 04:22 PM
I'm proud of `Pitamagan`: Vikram

Vikram is on a roll this year. Two of his releases in 2003 Dhool and Saamy are super hits and he has already become the superstar of the year. The actor is aiming for a hat trick as his Pitamagan is getting ready for Diwali release. At the audio launch of the film he was mobbed by a battalion of fans and visitors. However Vikram took some time off to talk to Sify.com about his latest film and future plans. Excerpts:

How has Pitamagan shaped out?
It was my dream project that has been completed successfully. Bala has done a great job and I am sure that the film will do bumper business.

But there are speculations in the trade about the release date of the film. Will it be ready for Diwali?
Who said so? We have completed the entire shoot and even the patchwork is over. In fact I am sitting with Bala and others to finish the postproduction work. I am certain that Pitamagan will release on October 24 as announced earlier.

Tell us something about the character of the grave digger that you play in the film?
I play the role of Vettiyan (undertaker) in a remote village and my only friend in the whole world is Surya. He is a happy-go-lucky rich guy. It is a buddy-buddy relationship that explores the frontiers of friendship. My characterisation is brilliant and only Bala can do it.

The rumour mills say that Pitamagan story is similar to Unnai Saranadanthen. Please comment.
There is no truth in it and probably our detractors have circulated these stories.

How close are you with Bala?
He is a sort of mentor to me. I owe all my success to him. He had tremendous faith in me when we did Sethu. The film made me what I am today.

What is it that makes you talk in hyperboles about Pitamagan?
When you see the film you can find out for yourself why I am so proud of Piamagan. It is different and unique in all aspects. And perhaps no such film has ever been made in Tamil before!

Is it too classy, with less commercial elements?
It has all the commercial elements and the presentation is unique, which the audience will love (smiles).

What next?
I have been working hard for the last few months and had no rest. So after release I am planning to go abroad with my family for a holiday. After that I will decide on future projects.

What happened to your film with Murugadoss? Is it true that Shankar has signed you ?
Let's say that I have not agreed to Murugadoss’ script and regarding Shankar’s film, let him first finish the script and then we will talk about it.

So you are only driven by scripts?
Absolutely. The story and script are of prime importance to me and nothing else.

Courtesy:sify.com (http://sify.com/movies/tamil)

10-08-2003, 09:02 PM
Question: About "Pithaamagan"..........

Answer: This is a story dealing with the inter-relations of the characters involved! Surya loves Laila. I hate this. For Surya and myself are that much thick friends. In the film, I am called Chiththan. Surya's name is Sakthivel. Karunas is known as Karuvaayan. Surya, Karunas and Manobala form a group. This is a natural story that revolves around these characters. As the events are set to happen in Theni, we came to Theni, hoping to complete the entire shooting work at these locations. Soon the shooting work would be over. Music director Ilayaraja's musical scores would prove a plus point to this film.

Question: Is your role in the film the reminiscence of your earlier one in "Sethu"?

Answer: This is different..How does the milieu of an individual's brought up plays a part as a conditioning factor in determining his behaviour is the theme of the film. Its people are natural. The film would be realistic in approach. There won't be even lip movements in song scenes.

Question? Is any serious message delivered through the film?

Answer: People are intelligent. They know what is good and what is bad. There is no compulsion to impose any message into the script.

Question: You are the victor, having successfully played your role as an action hero namely Arumugam in "Dhool" and as Arusamy in "Samy"...How have you acted in "Pithaamagan"?

Answer: I do an action-oriented role in the film. Frequently Surya and myself clash with each other. We indulge in heated arguments. To describe it in a single sentence, this film has all the ingredients that go to make a commercial film. But all aspects would bear the stamp of reality. Stunt Siva is the stunt master. He, who is being praised at the South India level so far, would start getting felicitated at the national level hereafter..

Question: Do you hope you could win National Award for your performance in this film?

Answer: As I have said in more than one occasions, I don't act in a film simply to win award....If the award comes and seizes me on its own in recognition of my good acting, I would be happy to accept it. Yet, as for me, I think only peoples' applause is the most fitting award to me. To act in "Sethu", "Kaasi", "Dhill", "Dhool", "Samurai" and "Saamy", I changed my outward appearance from film to film by undergoing physically painful experiences and then acted in them. For doing all these things people accorded tremendous reception and appreciated me. Let whomsoever may win the award for "Pithaamagan", I would feel happy.

Question: You are a commercially successful hero today. What do you think about changing your get-up like this?

Answer: After myself having been introduced as an actor, though I have finished acting in so many number of films so far, I feel satisfied about my performance with regard to only a few of my films. For example, what degree of satisfaction I attained in my performance in films like "Sethu", directed by Bala, "Kaasi" directed by Vinayan,"Saamy" directed by Hari and "Dhill" and "Dhool" directed by Tharani, is doubled by my acting in "Pithaamagan". As an artiste, I was able to learn so many things by working in Bala's film.

Question: How would you react to director Bala's comment that you have got the chance to win the National Aawrd?

Answer: All of us have worked hard as a team and if the Award is won as Bala has said, it is welcome and we would all feel happy about it.

Question: Is there any truth in the news that Bala and you are going to produce an own film as a joint venture?

Answer: Did such a news really broke out? Or, are you asking this yourself? Bala and myself will work together in many films. He will direct and I will act. But the mistake of producing an own film won't be committed by me....Nor will he do it either, I think.

Question: Do you think it is a correct decision to suddenly commit in a film which has got two heroes?

Answer: Even while I am in deep sleep, the memories of "Pithaamagan" come and awaken me. If an excellent story like "Pithaamagan" is offered I would definitely agree to act in it. Generally speaking, when it happens to be a two-heroes subject, each one of the heroes should be assigned with separate fight scenes, separate song scenes and each of us shold be provided with scenes having full scope for proving our acting talent. But in the case of "Pithaamagan" there is no need for all these. Surya and myself don't entertain the feeling that we are the heroes of the film. What director Bala asks us to do we do. In what shape should we be shown on the screen is decided only by Bala, and thus I believe, we automatically get imprinted in the minds of the audience too, in the same way as he intends.

Question: What is your next film after "Pithaamagan"?

Answer: After this film I am going to act as an action hero in "Varathan", to be produced by V.Ravichandran of 'Oscar Films Private Limited', and this is to be directed by A.R.Murugadoss. I do not know in whose film I will act afterwards.

Question: Are you going to act in Shankar's film in the near future?

Answer: It is this much true that we recently met and were conversing for a few minutes.

Courtesy:dinakaran (http://www.dinakaran.com)

10-11-2003, 03:16 PM
'Pithamagan' adds credits to director Bala's name and fame.

With the release of it's songs 'Pithamagan' is given its final touch to be released during Deepavali.

'Pithamagan's unit gives its prominence to director Bala more surprisingly than to its heroes surya and vikram - who is considered the hot cake in tinsel town. With the little experience of directing 2 films - the special treatment meted to director Bala by 'Pithamagan's producer V.A Durai has created a flurry among the directors circle in Kollywood.

The director is equally seen in all of' Pithamagan's publicity banners along side the images of Surya and Vikram. Director Bala also finds equal mention of his name with actors Surya and Vikram in all the information about the film. Even both of the actors accept this treatment to director Bala and feel it as a repayment for their comeback in films given by director. This also highlights the magnanimity of actors Surya and Vikram.

'It is good to see the director of the film being given prominence at par to 2 of its mega heroes. But among the 2 of his earlier films it was 'Sethu' which gave it's surprise to the Tamil cine industry while 'Nanda' was received with little interest it is unwanted for the director being given such prominences'- is also the remarks heard in the tinsel town.

Courtesy: cinesouth.com (http://www.cinesouth.com)

10-16-2003, 11:33 PM
PithaMagan Official Website Check this out:

PithaMagan (http://www.pithamaganfilm.com/)

10-16-2003, 11:36 PM
"Ilayaraaja should live for 100 years" quoted by Durai Pithamagan's producer.
Ilayaraja hugged Bala for his terrific making of the film.

Read all this and more about Pithamagan:

Pithamagan Webulagam (http://www.webulagam.com/cinema/cinenews/0310/15/1031015016_1.htm)

10-21-2003, 02:29 PM
தீபாவளி ரேசில் ஓட, இந்த முறை சில குதிரைகள்த ான் தயாராக இருக்கின்ற ன. இதில், பிதாமகன், திருமலை, இயற்கை, ஆகிய மூன்று படங்களும் சென்சார் உட்பட எல்லாவற்றை யும் முடித்துவி ட்டு களமிரங்க தயாராக இருக்கின்ற னவாம். அதிலும் பிதாமகன் படத்தை பார்த்த சென்சார் அதிகாரிகள் , விக்ரம், பாலா, சூர்யா ஆகிய மூவரையும் அழைத்து தனித்தனியா க பாராட்டி தள்ளிவிட்ட ார்களாம். சென்சார் அதிகாரிகளி ல் பெண் அதிகாரியான ஒருவர் படம் முடிந்ததும ், என்னை அரைமணிநேரம ் தொந்தரவு பண்ணாதீங்க என்று சொல்லிவிட் டு பார்த்த படத்தை மறுபடியும் ஒரு முறை மனசுக்குள் ஓடவிட்டு, கண்கலங்கிப ் போனாராம். சண்டைக்காட ்சிகள் கெஞ்சம் ஓவர் என்பதால் படத்திற்கு ஏ சர்டிபிகேட ் வழங்கப்பட் டிருக்கிறத ாம்!

Courtesy: tamilcinema.com

10-21-2003, 09:14 PM
Pithamagan got "A" certificate... is it good or for bad ??? :think:

10-22-2003, 03:23 PM
பிதாமகன் படத்தின் அனுபவங்கள் என்னென்ன? மனம் திறக்கிறார ் விக்ரம் -

''சென்னையில எனக்கு ஷ¨ட்டிங் நேரம் இரண்டு மணி நேரந்தான். மற்றபடி 120 நாளும் தேனி, பெரியகுளம் சைடுலதான். நான் முழுக்க சித்தனாவே மாறிப் போயிருந்தே ன். ஹேர் ஸ்டைல் எப்படி இருக்கணும் னு டைரக்டர் பாலா சொன்னப்பவே காரக்டரின் வெயிட் தெரிந்துவி ட்டது. நானே செலக்ட் பண்ணி நாலஞ்சு கெட்அப்ல காட்டினேன் . எங்க ரெண்டு பேருக்கும் ஒரு கெட்-அப் பிடித்துப் போய்விட்டத ு. அதை வெளியே காட்டினால் சீரியஸ்னஸ் போய் விடுமேன்னு தான் ஸ்காப்ர் கட்டிக்க வேண்டியதாக ிப் போச்சு. கொஞ்ச காலம் எங்கே போனாலும் தலைமறைவு கோலம்தான்!

என்னுடைய காஸ்ட்யூம் 3 சட்டை, 3 டவுசர். அத்தனையும் கந்தல் அழுக்கு. ரத்தக்கறைய ை கூட கழுவுவதில் லை. கழுவினால் அந்த இடம் வித்தியாசம ா தெரியுமே. அதனால் அப்படியே விட்டுட்டோ ம். திட்டுத்தி ட்டா அழுக்கு. இதுக்காகவே எந்த இடம்னு பார்க்காம உட்கார்ந்த ு விடுவேன். செருப்புகூ ட போடறதில்லை .

பிதாமகன்-ல எனக்கு வசனம் அதிகமா இல்லை. எனக்கும் சேர்த்து சூர்யா பேசியிருக் கார். ஓயாத பேச்சு. அவருக்கும் வித்தியாசம ான கேரக்டர். யார் மேக்-அப் போட்டதுன்ன ு ஆச்சர்யப்ப டுற அளவுக்கு சூர்யா இருக்கிறார ். கிட்டதட்ட அவர் மேக்-அப் போட்டு முடிக்க ஏழு மணி நேரம் ஆகும். அவரே தான் போட்டுக்கு வார்.''

Courtesy: cinesouth.com

10-22-2003, 03:25 PM
பிதாமகன் படத்தை பார்த்த சென்சார் அதிகாரிகள் , விக்ரம், பாலா, சூர்யா ஆகிய மூவரையும் அழைத்து தனித்தனியா க பாராட்டி தள்ளிவிட்ட ார்களாம். சென்சார் அதிகாரிகளி ல் பெண் அதிகாரியான ஒருவர் படம் முடிந்ததும ், என்னை அரைமணிநேரம ் தொந்தரவு பண்ணாதீங்க என்று சொல்லிவிட் டு பார்த்த படத்தை மறுபடியும் ஒரு முறை மனசுக்குள் ஓடவிட்டு, கண்கலங்கிப ் போனாராம். சண்டைக்காட ்சிகள் கொஞ்சம் ஓவர் என்பதால் படத்திற்கு ஏ சர்டிபிகேட ் வழங்கப்பட் டிருக்கிறத ாம்!