In an interview with sify Ilayathalapathy Vijay, said that? “Right from the beginning, I had told everyone that Azhagiya Tamil Magan(ATM), is a totally different kind of film for me. I agree that there was definitely a mixed response to it in the first three days of its release, but now after watching the film two or three times, they have started appreciating the subject, now there is definitely a positive talk”
Of the 6 films released for this diwali clearly Surya?s Vel wins the race pusing Azhagiya Tamil Magan to second place. Shahrukh Khan starrer Om Shanti Om maintained its superiority over Tamil films in Chennai City.