“I am fortunate to get a good production team, an excellent star cast and talented technicians for my maiden directorial venture”, says director A L Vijay.
Vijay has directed Kireedam starring Ajith and is set for release on 20 July.
Addressing media persons in Chennai Tuesday, Vijay said,” It was a delight to direct an actor like Ajith for my first directorial venture. He was extremely co-operative. The producers – Suresh Balaji and the Adlabs gave me enough freedom”.
“Rajkiran is a rare talent in Tamil cinema and he needs to be preserved. He has come up with a lively performance playing Ajith's father in the movie”.
Speaking on the occasion, Suresh Balaji said, “It was a conscious decision by my father (veteran actor – producer Balaji) to stay away from producing Tamil films for a while. But when we across Adlabs and a talented director like Vijay, we chose to revert our decision”.
Officials from Adlabs also spoke on the occasion. G V Prakash Kumar, who has composed the tunes, said, “Vijay has great penchant for good music and extracted the best from him”.
Lyricist Na Muthukumar has turned dialogue writer with Kireedom. He says, “The emotional saga between a father and son has been brought out well on the screen”.