Getting it trim – 14/02/2005
Ajith's Ji was released recently and the movie has been
reportedly drawing huge crowds at theatres in and around
The movie is all about a college student entering
But there were some stray complaints from fans and
industry pundits that the movie was dragging towards the
second half and few portions needed to be trimmed. Hence
director N Lingusamy sent his men to all theatres where
the movie is screened to gauge the public reaction. And
after understanding the pulse of the audience, a few
scenes towards the climax have been cut to make the
movie more compact.
With the trimming, no doubt the movie turns out to be a
But the talk of the film is about the other trimming ---
that the hero Ajith has undergone.
He looks in very good shape, a far cry from his
heavy-weighted bulk in his previous movies.
Ajith in fact looks refreshed.
And that's good news for his fans
Ajit meets the press! – 16/02/2005
Ajit Kumar met the press today at his Abhiramapuram
office. He said: “Ji has given me critical acclaim. As
an artist, the film has given me immense satisfaction.
Vasu of Ji had depth and I would boldly say that it is
my best performance ever”.
Ajit feels that Ji should have released before Attagasam
which was a low-class entertainer. His fans have been
complaining that there are not too many mass elements
Confesses Ajit: “I agree with them that the film was a
bit classy but nobody has a bad word about the film.
Actually Ji has created a new niche market for me”.
Ajit refused to talk about his forthcoming releases and
said that the only film on floors is K.S.Ravikumar
directed, Godfather. He also added: “I will not be doing
any further films for Nic Arts after Godfather”. However
Ajit told that he has given a promise to Bala and
Selvaraghavan that he will do films with them but the
producer has not been fixed.
He also added that his aim is be become the ‘Numero Uno’
actor and he will work hard to achieve that. Regarding
the box-office collections of Ji he says: “It is early
days to comment on the fate of the film but the opening
was phenomenal”. The actor also bitterly complained that
his producers are not giving adequate publicity to his
Ji` limping! – 17/02/2005
Ajit’s Lingusamy directed Ji has started sliding after
three days thundering “opening” all over Tamilnadu. As
such Ajit fans are not liking the film, as they say: “It
is too preachy and there are very limited mass elements
in the film”.
Two days after the release director Lingusamy edited
1350 feet (17 Minutes) of the film in the second half as
people complained about the length of the film. Says
Lingu: “We have trimmed it down to make the film more
Though Ajit rates Ji as his career best performance, his
equation with close friend and producer of all his films
Nic Arts Chakravarthy is at an all time low. The actor
feels that Ji should have released before Attagasam and
the film lacks good promotion. In places like Erode,
Dindigul, Tirunelvelu and other parts of Tamilnadu, Ji
has collapsed at the box-office and the trade feels it
is far below Attagasam an average grosser in terms of
Ajit lives up to his trade reputation as the “King of
Opening” but a “Pauper in the long run”.