Lyca Production clarifies Kaththi issues

Lyca Productions, producers of soon-to-be-released and much awaited Tamil movie ‘Kaththi’ addressed the media today and clarified the issues that have been scurrilously circulated by vested groups. The movie, scheduled to be released in Diwali of this year stars Ilayathalapathi Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Ethir neechal Satish. The expected blockbuster is directed by veteran Director A. R. Murgadoss and music composed by prodigy composer Anirudh of ‘Why this Kolaveri di’ fame. The media was addressed in Chennai by Mr. Subaskaran Allirajah, Chairman, Lyca Group, Mr. Premananthan Sivasamy, Vice-Chairman, Lyca Group and Mr. K. Karunamoorthy, Producer, Lyca Productions.

Speaking at the event, Mr.Karunamoorthy, Producer, Lyca Productions commented, “I am thrilled to announce one of the most anticipated Tamil movies of the year. We are hopeful of creating some of the most successful movies with some of the best talent available under our banner. However, some unfounded issues have been making the rounds recently, and it is our duty to clarify it to the media and the public.”

Clarification on 5 Issue :

Issue #1: Lyca Productions clarified to the media that the images showing Lycamobiles logo in the background of the Sri Lankan government sponsored Common Wealth Business forum was morphed. The first article with these morphed pictures which appeared in a website in an attempt to mislead the public. Lyca Productions clarified that the Lyca Group representation in Sri Lanka for the forum was only as a business participant – one among the several who participated. The Lyca Productions team has also lodged a complaint with the cyber-crime division in Chennai, and a copy of the complaint was also shared with the media.

Issue #2: A second set of images appeared in the same website some months later showing the Chairman of the Lyca Group getting off a Sri Lankan military helicopter. This helicopter was hired by Lyca Mobile from Helitours, a company providing chartering service of inactive military helicopters (receipt of the transaction is attached), a service available to anyone. Lyca Group had to use the
Helitours services as it was the only way to travel around Sri Lanka within a short time. The Lyca Group team had gone to around Sri Lanka at that time to survey the area and to understand the problems faced by the Tamil people and to create appropriate programs for their rehabilitation. The picture was used completely out-of-context in the website creating by vested interests to create confusion.

Issue #3: Lyca Fly, an airline ticketing company and a registered member of IATA, with a license to sell airline tickets of 240 airlines around the world. Sri Lankan Airlines is one among the many airlines which Lyca Fly is contracted to offer to the public. This benign and normal matter has also been used wrongly with the media by the same group trying to create issues against the group.

Issue #4: Among the various charities done by the Lyca Group, is a donation given to the British Asian Trust, a charitable trust run by Prince Charles. For this trust, Lyca Group has committed One Million Pounds, of which an initial installment cheque of GBP 250,000 was given to Mr. Muttiah Muralitharan, the chosen ambassador to accept the cheque by the British Asian Trust. The photograph of this cheque handover was misused in the media by using wrong contexts.

Issue #5: In another incident Mr. Chris Tooley’s image has been connected to Mr. Rajapakshe’s son in a charitable ‘walk’ organized by cricketer Mr. Ian Botham. The event titled ‘Beefy’s Charity Walk’ has been held in several countries since 2010 and the walk held in Sri Lanka also had several cricket veterans like Mr. Sunil Gavaskar and Mr. Sourav Ganguly participating. By merely showing two personalities, Mr. Tooley and Mr. Rajapakshe’s son, running together, the picture attempted to tarnish the image of the Lyca Group.

About Lyca Productions:

Lyca Productions is a part of the Lyca Group dedicated to producing good quality Tamil cinema. The company was started when Mr.Subaskaran of Lyca Group joined hands with Mr. Karunamoorthy of Ayngaran fame, to produce movies under the banner of Lyca Productions. Mr. Karunamoorthy has been in the industry for the last 27 years, having been credited in distributing nearly 2000 Tamil films overseas. The first production of Lyca Productions was ‘Pirivom santhipom’ under the banner of Gnanam Productions, and the production house was later renamed as Lyca Productions. Their latest production is the forthcoming Tamil movie, Kaththi. For more details log on to

About Lycamobiles& Lyca Group:

Lycamobiles is a calling card company was founded in the year 2001. Lycamobiles founded in 2006, to provide connectivity solution with low-cost high quality international calls to over 30 million satisfied customers across 17 countries. Lyca Group had organized a music concert by Maestro Illayaraja in 2012 at O2 arena, London with eminent film personalities like Padmashri Kamal Haasan had attended the event. Lyca Group has also conducted various cultural programs for the Tamil people across globe. With over 10,000 employees today Lyca Group corporate has grown to 2 billion Euros. For more details log on to

About Gnanam Foundation:

Gnanam Foundation was created in December 2010, by Mr. Subaskaran Allirajah, Chairman, Lyca Group in the name his mother, Ms. Gnanambikai Allirajah. The vision of the charitable foundation is to provide help to marginalized communities lead a reasonable quality of life. Gnanam Foundation works in several countries across the globe. For more details log on to