Divya Sathyaraj starts the 'Mahilmadhi' movement
By Galatta | 04:28 PM
Legendary actor Sathyaraj’s daughter Divya is a well-known Nutritionist in India. Divya had written a letter to the PMO a few years ago about the malpractices in medicine and the letter had gone viral. She had recently requested the minister of agriculture to aid in direct income support of the small farmers, thus compensating their substantial losses during the lockdown. Divya has started a movement called “Mahilmadhi”. Talking about the movement Divya says “Malnutrition in India stems not just from a lack of food but a lack of nutritious food. Lack of sufficient nutrition in the early years of a child’s life cannot be compensated for later. Indian women too disproportionately suffer the ill effects of poor nutrition. Every second Indian woman suffers from anaemia. At the same time, India wastes an obscene amount of food. For example, it is estimated that 30% of the food served at lavish Indian weddings is wasted. According to UNICEF India, the sad reality is that nearly 38% of Indian children are stunted. This means that owing to poor nutrition, they have not reached their potential height, nor been able to fulfil their cognitive potential. A further 21% have low weight for their height. Malnourished children have low levels of immunity and the ability of an unhealthy population to fight off the effects of deadly pandemics, such as Covid-19, is compromised. The human body’s ability to heal can only function when provided with good nutrition. We at Mahilmadhi Iyakkam strongly believe that hunger is not an issue of charity but of justice. The fact that good health appears to be the privilege of those who can afford it is not acceptable.
Mahilmadhi Iyakkam, is an effort to combat malnutrition among the lower-income group. The purpose of the movement is to identify areas in the city where access and awareness of nutritious food are lacking. Through focused interventions, we hope to improve conditions. Our team’s activities will include promoting awareness on the importance of nutrition as well as distributing hygienic and healthy food free of cost, to those in need. I was looking for a Tamil name for my movement when I came across the name “Mahilmadhi” in ancient Tamil literature, I thought it was perfect. The words can be translated to literally mean a ‘happy mind’ and food, more than anything is a foundation for happiness. The word also encompasses my mother’s name, Maheshwari. Although I am looking at a journey in politics, ‘Mahilmadhi Iyakkam’ is not a political party. This is a movement of volunteers who have come together to help those in need irrespective of caste, creed or religion.”
Divya Sathyaraj to start a political movement?
By Galatta | 04:29 PM
Divya Sathyaraj, daughter of veteran actor Sathyaraj, is a well-known nutritionist and also the brand ambassador of Akshaya Pathra, one of the world’s largest mid-day meal programs for children. A couple of years ago, she had written a letter to the PMO, pointing out the malpractices and negligence in medicine and questioning the NEET exams, which made headlines. Divya, also conducts workshops on vitamin deficiency in rural areas, and had also requested the health minister of Tamil Nadu to address iron deficiency anaemia in pregnant women in the state. She recently requested the Minister of Agriculture to aid in direct income support for the small farmers, thus compensating their substantial losses during the lockdown. Divya Sathyaraj has been awarded an honorary doctorate in Nutrition by the International Tamil University, the USA in recognition for her work done in the field of Nutritional therapy.
The convocation ceremony that was supposed to be in held in the United States in the honor of the doctorate awardees has been postponed adhering to the lockdown. “I am truly honored and privileged to be receiving the honorary doctorate from the International Tamil University, USA. This recognition is definitely a motivation. I will be starting a movement for the betterment of health and nutrition in our rural areas. I believe this is the right time, as it is important to boost immunity levels to prevent COVID 19 and other infections” Divya Sathyaraj.
She further stated that meeting Dr. Selvin Kumar, the founder of the International Tamil University, was an inspiration, given his commitment to excellence. Divya Sathyaraj further thanks all her patients and organizations she is associated with, for believing in her therapy and for their continued support.
MGR Magan - Making Video | Sasikumar, Mirnalini Ravi, Sathyaraj | Anthony Daasan | Ponram
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 11:54 AM
MGR Magan is an upcoming drama film written and directed by Pon Ram and the movie stars Sasikumar and Mirnalini Ravi in the lead roles. Exciting names like Sathyaraj, Samuthrakani, Saranya Ponvannan, Nandhitha Swetha, Singampuli, Pazha Karupiah, Mottai Rajendran and Ramachandran in other important roles. MGR Magan is bankrolled under the banner of Screen Scene Media Entertainment and the film has music composed by Anthony Daasan. Cinematography is handled by Vinoth Rathinasamy, editing is done by Vivek Harshan, art is done by G Durairaj and the stunts are choreographed by Stunt Silva. MGR Magan will be out on the big screens and the team has now released a making video of the movie. Check out the spotlight video in the link below,
MGR Magan - Spotlight | Sasikumar, Mirnalini Ravi, Sathyaraj | Anthony Daasan | Ponram
Thambi - Sneak Peek 02 | Karthi | Jyotika | Sathyaraj | Jeethu Joseph
By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 04:29 PM
Karthi's suspense thriller film Thambi released a few days back and the movie opened to good reviews from fans and the critics as well. Along with Karthi, the movie also starred Jyothika, Sathyaraj, Nikhila Vimal, Anson Paul, and Bala in crucial roles as well. Thambi is directed by Jeethu Joseph and written by Rensil D Silva, Sameer Arora, Jeethu Joseph and K Manikandan. The movie is jointly produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Parallel Mind Productions with the music scored by Govind Vasantha. Thambi also released in Telugu under the title Donga and the movie is doing a good job there as well.
With the film having a good run, the makers have now released a new video from the movie. The video is an interesting sneak peek featuring Karthi and the veteran actress Sowcar Janaki who plays the lead actor's grandmother in the film. The new sneak peek is one of the comedy sequences in the film that will tickle your funny bone. Watch the new video from Karthi's Thambi in the below link.
Thambi - Moviebuff Sneak Peek 02 | Karthi | Jyotika | Sathyaraj | Jeethu Joseph
Sibi Sathyaraj and father all set to come together for a murder mystery
By Aninditha | Galatta | 04:10 PM
Sibi Sathyaraj and his dad Sathyaraj are quite a popular duo. The two have often worked together in films and are always a hit with the audience as well as the critics. Now, according to a leading daily, the duo will be teaming up once again for a new film. The report mentions that the film will be directed by Satya director Pradeep Krishnamoorthy. When we spoke to Sibiraj, he too confirmed the same saying that it will be a murder mystery film! They are all set to start the film from October.
Talking to the leading daily, the director said, “I’ve interacted with Sathyaraj sir when I did Sathya and he told me that he really liked the way I handled that film. I’d expressed an interest to work with him at that point only and had been working on a script that would portray both him and Sibi in a different light.” The director also mentioned that the two have already started working on their characters and that process of finalizing the rest of the cast has already started.
The director also told the daily, “The film will be a commercial entertainer, but will push the limits when it comes to mysteries.” Well, it does sound like an interesting film to look forward to! Let’s see how it turns out to be…
Check out the motivational JERSEY trailer | Nani | Shraddha Srinath | Sathyaraj
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 10:03 AM
Gearing up for a release on April 19 is the highly anticipated sports drama, JERSEY, starring Nani, Shraddha Srinath and Sathyaraj in the lead roles under Gowtham Tinnanuri’s direction.
Produced by Sithara Entertainments, JERSEY includes music by Anirudh Ravichander for whom it is his second film in the Telugu industry. The plot will revolve around the struggle of a 36-year-old cricketer, Nani as Arjun, and Shraddha Srinath as his lover and the struggles of their relationship after their marriage.
With only a few days now left for the film’s release, the JERSEY trailer has now been released and can be watched below:
WOW: Sathyaraj film to be the first ever in Tamil cinema to use this...
By Jayanthi | Galatta | 04:51 PM
Theerpugal Virkkapadum is an upcoming movie starring Sathyaraj in the lead. The project directed by debutant Dheran is bankrolled by Honey Bee Creations with the team officially kick-starting the project with a formal pooja today (07/02/2019).
Sathyaraj, who is known for choosing best socialistic movies has accepted to be a part of the movie. When the producer of the movie Sajeev spoke he stated, “We are still stunned with actor Sathyaraj sir ‘s energy level. He is something phenomenal when it comes to his craft, who dedicates his potential to the fullest. In fact, more than funding, personally it’s like an institute for me and I'm happy with the film’s start today.”
Dheran director of the movie said as follows, “The film will fall in the pathway of 'Wednesday', which will haul out the stress behind every individual on the society. In fact, we know the title is quite controversial, but as I said earlier, the story demanded me such a title. We have auspiciously started the film, and we are determined to bring the film on April-May 2019, to coincide the plot’s heat with the summer.”
This story has visuals done by PSV Garuda Vega fame Anji and this happens to be the first Tamil feature film using Monstro 8K Vista Vision and Weapon 8K Helium cameras. Sarath, who was an assistant editor to Ruben will be the handling the cuts for this film with music by Yaamirka Bayamey fame Prasad SN with Dinesh Subbarayan doing the Stunt Choreography.
A.R.Rahman & Sathyaraj Come Together For Ringa App
By Ashwin | Galatta | 01:01 PM
‘Ringa App’ is a recently released services mobile application which is people friendly.
Music director A.R.Rahman and actor Sathyaraj launched it today and has been publicized in Twitter to make the reach bigger.
The app is available both for Android and Iphone users.
A Touching Message From Sathyaraj To The Cauvery Protesters
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 02:40 PM
The setting up of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) has been the most debated topic across Tamil Nadu with the recent violent protests in Chennai turning heads across the nation. With many from the Tamil film industry speaking their minds as well as participating in the protests, actor Sathyaraj has now once again put out a video expressing his gratitude to all the people taking part in the protests.
Sathyaraj in his video stated the people who have stepped out to protest for the need to set up a Cauvery Management Board have a life of their own and are taking a big risk knowing the consequences that could come their way.
"Ready For Your Challenge": Sathyaraj Slams H. Raja And BJP
By Vivek Raj | Galatta | 11:38 AM
There have been various political developments across the nation with Tripura and Tamil Nadu seeing big ramifications in the past few days. After a statue of the Russian revolutionary Lenin was dismantled in Tripura, politician H. Raja from the Bharatiya Janata Party had pointed statues of social reformer E. V. Ramasamy known to the masses as Periyar would be razed to the ground in Tamil Nadu.
The statement drew flak and anger from representatives of all political parties across TN as well as the common public with many from the film fraternity coming out to voice their opinion. Actor Sathyaraj had issued a statement as well earlier today against the recent developments and stated legal action must be initiated against H. Raja saying the followers of Periyar are ready to accept his challenge.
The video was shared by Sathyaraj’s son, Sibiraj on his Twitter page and is as follows:
Sathyaraj's statement in the video when translated is as follows:
"The act of the demolition and vandalization of comrade and revolutionary Lenin’s statue carried out in Tripura needs to be condemned. As for H. Raja’s statement on Periyar’s statues to be demolished in Tamil Nadu, I ask the Tamil Nadu government to initiate legal action against him and would like to remind him that Periyar is not a statue or a name or just a body made of blood, flesh and bones. He is a principle, who fought for the working classes, for the upliftment of women and for the eradication of superstitions. He will live in our hearts and not just in statues. I would also like to remind that you can use all your power and position, but will never be successful in removing Periyar, who lives in our hearts. We are ready to accept your challenge, but do tell us the time and date. Once again, the Tamil Nadu government must move forward with legal action against H. Raja and he should apologise."
It must be noted Sathyaraj had portrayed Periyar in the 2007 Tamil biographical film titled Periyar.