"When I met Subaskaran for the first time, I was curious to know as how he has made it to the top like this. His life journey has been truly inspiring and unbelievable," remarked ace Mani Ratnam, while felicitating the prolific producer Allirajah Subaskaran, the man behind the making of the costliest Tamil films like 2.0, Kaththi, Chekka Chivanth Vaanam, Darbar and Indian 2 through his banner Lyca Prodcutions.
The Sri Lankan-born Subaskaran was conferred with a honorary doctorate recently by a Malaysian University to recognise the establishment and operation of the flagship Lyca Company and for the immense humanitarian work being funded by Lyca's Gnanam Foundation.
Mani went on to say, "I wanted to tell his story to the world and hence kept it to pen a script to make a film later. Even after touching big heights, Subas is humble and unassuming, which is yet another trait which amazes me. He is also a fantastic human being."
Echoing the same views, AR Murugadoss, who is collaborating with Lyca in Darbar reminisced, "In fact, my film Kaththi marked Lyca's entry into Tamil films.
The movie was dragged into controversy as a few people had misconstrued the facts. The film hit the marquee after Subaskaran cleared the air. However, I had my closer interaction with him recently while making Rajini's Darbar. I can't explain in words as how I felt when he recalled his younger days when he had to flee Sri Lanka when he was broke. With his sheer hard work and perseverance and starting from scratch he has come up in life.
I want to make a biopic of Subaskaran, as it will be an inspiration for several youngsters."...