Updated January 4th, 2024 at 17:13 IST
Captain Miller: Dhanush sings Raasathi Unna, pays tribute to Captain Vijaykanth | Watch
The Captain Miller pre-release event was one of the first major events in the Tamil film industry post the demise of actor and politician Vijayakanth.
The makers of Captain Miller are just a few days away from the release of their big banner project. The film, which was initially slated for a theatrical release mid-December, will now finally be hitting theatres on January 12, on the auspicious occasion of Pongal. A pre-release event was held by the makers on January 3 a highlight of which were the multiple moments the Captain Miller team, led by Dhanush, paid tribute to the late Vijayakanth.
Dhanush and team Captain Miller pay tribute to Vijayakanth
For the unversed, actor and politician Vijayakanth, a veteran name in the Tamil film industry, passed away on December 28 in Chennai following complications from pneumonia. The Captain Miller pre-release event was one of the first industry events held post his passing. The event commenced with two minutes of silence being observed by all in the arena in honour of the late Vijayakanth.
Not just this, when Dhanush was urged by his fans to sing a melody, the actor inadvertently opted to belt out a rendition of song Raasathi Unna from Vijayakanth’s film Vaidehi Kathirunthal, in what made for a musical tribute. Additionally, team Captain Miller also paid tribute to Kannada actor Puneet Rajkumar, whose brother Shiva Rajkumar holds an important role in the film.
Dhanush has an interesting comment to make about director Arun Matheswaran
Speaking about the film at the event, Dhanush was all praises for the cast and crew of the film, whom, he said, took care of him like a "flower". Speaking about Arun Matheswaran, Dhanush elaborated how he was almost embarrassed to claim that he had worked hard on the film because it was nothing compared to the kind of labour Matheswaran committed to the film.
He said, "The one word that defines Captain Miller is labour. It is made with blood and sweat. It is a film that was made by putting lives at stake. When the first single was released, you would have heard the line, ‘Do you believe in ghosts?’ That ghost is Arun Matheshwaran. He has put so much hard work into the film that I am embarrassed to say that I’ve also worked hard. The team took care of me like a flower, taking all the pain for themselves."
Published January 4th, 2024 at 17:13 IST