Sibiraj's novel Maayon teaser launch!
Double Meaning Productions Arun Mozhi Manickam turned screenwriter with Sibiraj starrer Maayon, has now made a pioneering move of sorts. The teaser of his film has been packaged with an audio description exclusively for visually challenged individuals. The teaser launched took place this morning in Chennai.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Elango, who has given the audio description ( AD) said “The teaser released with an AD is a real boon for visually challenged people. If such a practice is followed with every movie, cinema will find more reach and can be enjoyed by all. In foreign countries, full-length theatrical movies have been screened with the AD option and even the sound and other technical aspects are being designed in such a way to cater to the needs of visually challenged people. Well, I am happy that producer Arun Mozhi Manickam sir has become the pioneer in this mission in Tamil Nadu. ISRO’s every rocket launch video has my voice and I am glad to be a part of such projects that benefit the visually challenged people like me.”
Nakkheeran Gopal said, “ I was spellbound watching the efforts of Elango in this movie teaser with Audio Description. I came for this occasion as soon as I got the call from Elango. He is an inspiration to many. I thank producer Arun Mozhi Manickam for giving Elango the space to express his thoughts.”
Actor Datto Radharavi said, “Sathyaraj and myself are like brothers. I am so glad to be working with Sibiraj in this movie. He is identical to his father in discipline and punctuality. He maintains a cordial and congenial relationship with everyone in the team. Directors have now become actors and it’s very much evident with SAC and KS Ravikumar. They have done a good job with the performances."
Producer G Dhananjayan said, “A producer should always come up with fresh ideas. In this aspect, Arun Mozhi Manickam has done a fabulous job of having an audio description for the teaser of Maayon. Earlier, I had screened ‘Thaandavam’ for the visually challenged. I request Arun Mozhi Manickam to do the same with Maayon."
Jayashree, Chairman, Disability Organization said, “I am overwhelmingly happy with the way the Maayon team has entertained the visually challenged group. This is a pioneer attempt and I am sure that many will be follow suit."
Director S A Chandrashekhar said, “I was astonished watching the teaser of this movie, and it has success already written all over it. Arun Mozhi Manickam has done a fabulous job."
Actress Tanya Ravichandran said, “This is indeed a great project for me and I thank Arun Mozhi Manickam sir for having me as a part of this project. It was great working with Sibiraj and KS Ravikumar sir. Maayon will endow audiences with a fresh and different experience in the theaters.”
Actor Sibiraj said, "I am so elated to be a part of this movie Maayon, which has something special for them. I thank producer Arun Mozhi Manickam sir for choosing me to be a part of their project. The entire team owes a lot to Maestro Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja sir for his musical magic in this movie. Tanya is the only person suiting my physical height in this movie. She has done a fabulous work in this movie. It was great working with Radharavi sir, Ravikumar sir. This will be a delightful movie for all the audiences.”
Sibiraj is playing the lead role in Maayon and Tanya Ravichandran is his love interest. The movie is directed by Kishore N and is produced by Arun Mozhi Manickam of Double Meaning Production. Ram Prasad is handling cinematography and Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja is composing music. The others in the star cast include K.S. Ravikumar, Radha Ravi, Bucks, Hareesh Peradi, and few more prominent actors.
Producer Arun Mozhi Manickam said, “Maayon is a special movie for our production house of Double Meaning Production. The movie deals with a fresh and unique concept of God Vs Science, which is something new in the Tamil film industry. So we wanted to make sure that the movie offers something fresh and unique in every aspect."
He further added, "Of course, the full-length feature film will be a phenomenal experience for its spellbinding visuals, a unique story premise with promising performances by Sibiraj and others with Maestro Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja’s musical score as the icing on the cake. With the teaser, we wanted to attempt something different and that’s when the idea about the audio description for the visually challenged popped up. Precisely, the idea about Audio Description happened when we screened our previous movie Psycho with Audio Description for the visually challenged people. They were really happy about our efforts and we in turn were exhilarated watching their enjoyable experience. They all requested us to screen our forthcoming movies with audio description on first day itself. We wanted to see them excited even before viewing the full-length feature film, and henceforth came up with the idea of materializing it with the Maayon teaser itself. Besides, we are also planning to host a contest of getting the fervent film buffs involved by letting them give audio descriptions for the teaser, and the selected winner will be offered an opportunity to perform AD for the trailer. We have few more surprises of the same paradigm for the full-length theatrical version as well.”