Sunday, October 12, 2008
Most of the Film Lovers Must be knowing Movie Director A.R MurugaDos. For those who came in late, He is the man who Directed Aamir Khan in his Hindi version of Gajini (To be Released for this Diwali) and the director of Some of the Biggest Blockbuster movies down south featuring Actors such as Ultimate Star Ajith, Captain Vijaykanth, Mega Star Chiranjeevi, Surya etc.
A.R MurugaDos is known for his simplicity. Yours truly had a One-To-One Meeting with him in the last week of March 2008 in Mumbai's Oldest Studio while he was shooting for the film Gajini. We met in his Caravan and this 5 minute chat turned out for more than 45 minutes and the topic that lengthned the meeting was, Yes - You guessed it Right- Comics. At that particular time, Mr MurugaDos Had shown keen interest on Comics and Yours Truly had gifted him a Book (XIII - International Version - First 3 Parts as a Single Volume).
In this particular Interview, He expressed how comics made him a creative person & How he evolved with it. Here he explains how Ambulimama, Anil Anna, Balamithra, Steel Claw (irumbbuk Kai Mayavi) helped him to become what he is now. To Hone his creativity, Writing Style and, at that age, to overcome his Inferiority complex.
P.S: Does anyone of the ComiRades have Anil Anna Comics Magazine which got published in the mid-80's. Am looking forward on this. I have the 1st 2 issues of the same.
Source: Kungumam (Tamil Weekly Magazine)
Issue: Dated 16-10-2008
Reference: Celebrities Tamil Comics Reading Habits
Scan Courtesy: Ayyampalayam Lakshmanan Venkateshwaran-அய்யம்பாளையம் லெச்சுமணன் வெங்கடேஸ்வரன்