Of all the movies, Patti Mandram and Star interviews on Tamil channels this Diwali, Gounder Sivakumar’s personal sharing of his life on ‘Mother, Wife and Daughter’ was touching and there were messages for me to stay happy, loving and lovable. Sivakumar had been a Tamil Cinema hero for decades and father of actor Surya.
His early childhood, his mother’s hard work and love towards him was emotionally narrated by Sivakumar. His Gounder Kongu Tamil dialect was very sweet to the ears. To him Diwali is not a celebration time, as all hard working days are Diwali for him. When he took a nice saree for his wife after fourteen years, she was surprised by the sudden change in his behaviour. His life is always punctual, sincere and he lives for his family. So a special need to buy a special saree was not expected by his wife. And how much does he love his two sons and a daughter!
Though it is common to see such kind of Love in the human lives throughout the world, a stage sharing by an actor is welcome. In show business, it is rare to see such a disciplined man. And he admitted for all his hardworking and punctuality, he was the most ill-tempered and angry man towards his wife! Though late in admitting, a welcome attitude.
Apart from his some years of his belief in atheism due to his contact with DMK in his early life, all his prayers were answered due to his Faith in Prayer. His speech has been released as DVD.