Experts from every field must enter Tamil literary circle: Vairamuthu

Published: 10th June 2013 07:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2013 07:59 AM   |  A+A-


It seems popular lyricist Vairamuthu is in a competitive mood. At a book release function held here on Sunday he said, “Experts from every field must enter Tamil literature to take the language to greater heights for Tamilians alone cannot achieve much.”

Releasing the debut poetry collection titled, Vaa... Kadavul Seivom penned by V Vivek, an aspiring lyricist and a lawyer by profession, Vairamuthu said, “Poets are  not born. It’s by choice and decision that one becomes a poet. Moreover, we should give more importance to our mother tongue. We have at least a land of our own, since the States were divided on the basis of languages.”

He further added that parents should give freedom to their children to decide on their career and let them pursue whatever interested them.

Receiving the first copy of the book, filmmaker K Bhagyaraj said, “Wine, prostitution and gambling are three things that make one an addict. Apart from these things, poetry is something which is equally addictive by nature. Aspiring lyricists must also concentrate in bringing out good literary works.”

Felicitating the poet, film director Balaji Sakthivel said, “Writing lyrics for movies is not an easy job. Those who dream of becoming a lyricist must practise to pen the songs according to the music beats.”

In his acceptance speech Vivek said, “Poetry is a tool against each and every anti-social element. My debut effort is to kindle the feeling of humanity inside every reader, while reading this book.”

The book has been published by city-based Sixth Sense Publication.

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