Film gets pat from President

A. Balaji  

S.R. Ashok Kumar

CHENNAI: A young filmmaker A. Balaji has made a short film with patriotism as the message.

Now he is more than happy, as he has won a pat from the nation's First Citizen.

Balaji sent Vande Mat`ram to President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

And, he got a reply from him appreciating the film, saying, "I particularly liked the climax. My best wishes to you."

This word of praise from the President thrilled the young filmmaker.

The film narrates a tale set on an Independence Day in an Indian village that lacked basic infrastructure. A little girl from a family of washermen, who has very few dresses to wear, dons the Tricolour.

Balaji was an assistant director of the film Amirdham.