It’s a big pride to the entire Tamil film fraternity as Parthiban’s “Oththa Seruppu Size 7” gets honoured entering Asia Book of Records and India Book of Records for a single person writing, directing, acting and producing a film. The official screening of this film was held last evening (August 22) at BOFTA Academy followed by the felicitation ceremony that was attended by Radhakrishnan Parthiban’s mentors and veteran filmmakers Bharathiraja and K Bhagyaraj, Samuthirakani, Saamy, Cinematographer Ramji and Thangaraj, Chennai International Film Festival Director.
Speaking on the occasion, director Bharathiraja said, “Usually after watching films, I would give my opinions and appreciations. But soon after watching Oththa Seruppu Size 7, I just told Parthiban that I will not speak a single word, but will send my views through letter tomorrow morning. However, I am in such a state to break my affirmations and give the praises. When I saw the photo of Parthiban in the Pudhiya Paathai, I thought to myself how he is going to make it bigger with these looks, but my ideas were shattered with the grand success of that film. Parthiban is someone, who deserves more heights and I would often tell him this. I am unconditionally emotional and happy about the fact that the attention of entire world has now turned towards Tamil film industry through this film “Oththa Seruppu Size 7”. His performance in the film is so much astounding that we forget that it’s a solo act movie with a running length of 1hrs 45 minutes. I have personally told Parthiban that industry hasn’t recognized his talents and potentials. Be his writing or thinking or acting, everything is different and unique. I am happy about the mark of feat, he has achieved now.”
Director-actor Samuthirakani said, “Normally, I would keep observing Parthiban sir, where he will earn money and invest on unique projects. It has been a part and parcel of Parthiban sir’s movies and even before the screening of Oththa Seruppu Size 7, I was so much nervous and excited at the same time to see how well he has accomplished with his ambitions in this film. He has been a great inspiration for me to make movies like Appa. This film have an impact for a long period of time on the audiences. It made me laugh, clap and have my eyes moistened.”
Actor-Director-Producer Radhakrishnan Parthiban said, “I am glad that the film has been recognized with such prestigious felicitations. Whenever, I attempt something different, I blindly bank my hopes on ‘God’, who are none other audiences. Be my Puthiya Paadhai or even Kathai Thiraikadhai Vasanam Iyakkam, all these films had doubts prevailing on my close associates and even producers on its commercial run, but audiences made it more profitable. I am planning to screen the film to many more famous celebrities and even early press shows for press and media before the theatrical release. The film is getting screened at Singapore International Film Festival and is getting screened for nomination at Golden Globes Awards Selection. Bharathiraja sir said that I have achieved a bigger status, but I believe that breaking his feat of achievement, which is impossible, is my dream. Samuthirakani sir is my close friend and is a very emotional person, who has lots of concern and affection for me. Working with Ramji sir has been my long time dream and after approaching him for several projects, it has happened now. Although, there is only one song, Santhosh Narayanan has done a remarkable job and background score by Sathya sir has escalated the film’s status to a greater level. I am curiously awaiting the positive reception of OS7 as it will take me to the next level.”
Filmmaker K Bhagyaraj said, “This is a special moment for me and at the same time, I feel little low for a reason. Both Parthiban and my assistant Pandiarajan have won National and International recognitions, but being called as their ‘Guru’, I haven’t achieved anything. But I consider their victory as mine. Parthiban has done an outstanding job as a filmmaker, actor and writer. An art work presented with emotional content will definitely own a special place and I am sure OS7 will be one such movie.”