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The constantly-evolving Suriya will score another big success with ‘Bandobast’: Superstar Rajinikanth 

Suriya, the versatile actor, has made a wide-range of novel films.  His upcoming movie is ‘Bandobast’, which is titled ‘Kaappaan’ in Tamil.  Directed by KV Anand, its music is by Harris Jayaraj.  The film’s audio album was launched on Sunday and the legendary actor Superstar Rajinikanth graced the event as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Superstar Rajinikanth said, “KV Anand garu worked with me on ‘Shivaji’.  He is one of the main reasons why I worked with Shankar on that movie.  He has a sharp sense of judgement when it comes to stories.  Although I was supposed to work with him once, it couldn’t happen.  Mohanlal garu has played a crucial role in this film.  He is such a great actor and a man with a great heart.  When I watched Arya in ‘Nenu Devunni’, I was amazed by his acting.  Harris Jayaraj garu is such a fine music director.  That ‘Manohara’ song from ‘Cheli’ is one of my favourite songs.  Coming to ‘Bandobast’, I have to talk about producer Subaskaran.  He is like a God-given gift.  Almost half of the industry is working with him right now.  ‘Indian-2’, made in the combination of Kamal Haasan and Shankar, is produced by him.  ‘Ponniyan Selvan’, directed by Mani Ratnam, is another of his films.  He is also producing ‘Durbar’, my film with AR Murugadoss.  Coming to Suriya, I have to talk about his father Sivakumar garu.  He is someone who always takes care that nobody gets any bad name.  Suriya and Karthi have been brought up like this by him.  Karthi acted so well in his very first movie.  When I watched his first movie, I had my doubts about Suriya’s abilities.  But, slowly, he molded himself and has reached this high stage.  ‘Sivaputrudu’, ‘Singham’, ‘Singham-2’, ‘Veedokkade’, ‘Ghajini’ are some of his great films.  Only he could have played those roles that well.  His recent views on the new education policy of the Centre have sparked a row.  His critics said that he is not qualified to comment on the policy.  I have witnessed his contributions through the Agaram Foundation.  That’s why he reacted to the new policy that way.  I am backing his comments.  Suriya should continue to do good films like ‘Bandobast’.  He should continue to win the hearts of the public.  I think people will need him.  I congratulate the entire unit of the film.”
Suriya said, “Fans are my biggest strength.  This is my 9th film with Harris Jayaraj and I know how hard he has worked on ‘Bandobast’.  I had done ‘Veedokkade’ and ‘Brothers’ with KV Anand previously.  This is our third film together.  ‘Bandobast’ is the kind of film that everyone will love.  I have played the role of a Special Protection Group commando in the film.  I should thank producer Subaskaran garu for making it possible to make ‘Bandobast’ in this way.  I feel fortunate to have got to work with Mohanlal garu.  He helped me like an elder brother.  I worked with him for 25 days.  This is a very important film to me.  Arya and Sayyeshaa will be seen as a pair.  Although Arya is a part of the film, I got paired up with Sayyeshaa in the film.  It did hurt but I had to do it since that’s the script (laughs).  I never even dreamt that I will receive the audience’s blessings enormously.  It’s never wrong to keep trying.  With continuous effort, it’s definitely possible to achieve success.  I sincerely thank Rajinikanth garu for making it today as the chief guest.  His path is always right.  He is like an open book.  Nobody can stand in his way.  He is a real-life hero.  Shankar garu is someone who has been taking our cinema to the next level every time.  I always believe that success is not a destination but a journey.  I urge my fans to always take care of themselves and their families.  Society comes next.  Don’t do anything for publicity.”
Complete Actor Mohanlal said, “I have known KV Anand since the days he used to be in the cinematography department.  He worked on some of my movies.  He is also a much-awarded technician.  This is my 41st year as an actor.  God’s grace will always be there on ‘Bandobast’, which has been made with passion and dedication.”
Star director Shankar said, “This film has got the right team.  Everything that a super hit commercial film needs is in place.  Story, performance, action, visuals, music and others will be loved by the audience.  The efforts put in by Suriya and KV Anand are visible on the screen.  I know how hard KV Anand thinks about each scene to ensure the best output.  Suriya is getting younger film after film.  He is a perfectionist.  ‘Bandobast’ will turn out to be one of his best movies ever.  It’s great that someone like Subaskaran is the producer of a film like this one.  Harris Jayaraj’s music is superb.”
Senior actor Sivakumar said, “I don’t have to say anything about KV Anand garu as everyone knows his work.  He has grown continuously year after year and received even a National Award.  It’s a coincidence that I happened to give him an award when he was in Class VI for a painting he had drawn.  I hope his third film with Suriya will be a hat-trick performer.  I thank Rajinikanth garu, Shankar garu and Mohanlal garu for being here today.”
Actor Arya said, “This is the third film in the combination of Suriya and KV Anand, and the ninth film in the combination of Suriya and Harris Jayaraj.  We have seen a number of musical hits from them.  Every song in ‘Bandobast’ will be special.  I always wanted to team up with KV Anand garu.  He gives his actors total freedom.  This is my first film with Sayyeshaa since our marriage.  It was a beautiful experience.  Suriya garu is a very disciplined actor.  It was great working with Mohanlal garu.”
Director KV Anand said, “I started my career working as a cameraman for Mohanlal garu’s movies.  He is such a spontaneous actor.  He is not at all camera-conscious.  He has played the role of Prime Minister in the movie.  Only he could have played it.  He accepted the role as soon as I narrated it to him.  I and Suriya have a very good rapport.  He is someone who works really hard to give the best output in each scene.  He is an uncompromising talent.  Arya and others have got very interesting roles.  Sayyeshaa has a great future ahead.  Producer Subaskaran is a passionate producer.  He always tries to bring out great products.  Harris Jayaraj’s music has been received well already for ‘Bandobast’.”
Senior writer Varaimuthu said, “Producer Subaskaran is the reason why a big-ticket film like this was possible.  Suriya’s acting needs no introduction.  He proved himself long ago.  He is also a socially-responsible individual.  It was nice working with Harris Jayaraj.  KV Anand is a perfectionist.”
Actor Karthi said, “Mohanlal garu is my favourite actor.  I felt very happy when I came to know that my brother will be working with him.  It’s great to see great individuals like Rajinikanth garu and Shankar garu here.  Their journey has been outstanding.  KV Anand garu always knows how to give the novel best to the audience.  ‘Bandobast’ is a thorough entertainer.  More than me, fans love annayya the most.   This one will be a feast to them.”
Sayyeshaa Saigal said, “Suriya garu is an amazing actor and a beautiful performer.  He is a professional actor.  It was a happy experience to work with him.  With ‘Bandobast’, I also had the opportunity to team up with a great actor like Mohanlal garu.  Arya is not just a supportive hubby but also a supportive co-actor.”
Music director Harris Jayaraj said, “My team members and the lyricists are the reason why the album has come out this well.  Not just regular singers but even children have sung songs in the album.  Varaimuthu garu has penned a song that reflects the contemporary times.  This is my ninth film with Suriya garu and he has always been growing as an actor.”
Samuthirakani said, “I thank director KV Anand garu for a nice role in ‘Bandobast’.  Suriya has been working socially for the good of the youth.”  

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