This touched me and inspired me as it did a million others and the “Spirit of Chennai” was born, said Vikram.

Thank you Chennai for making me believe in Humanity Vikram Digital Native
Flix Chennai Floods Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 14:37

Actor Vikram's special video paying tribute to the volunteers who contributed and to the victims who were affected by the unprecedented December floods in Chennai that batterred the city, has been the talking point since it was released online on Monday.

With special cameos from Suriya, Nayanthara, Sivakarthikeyan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Nithya Menen, Prabhudeva, Vikranth, Siddharth and Amala Paul to name a few, the tribute video also features scores of kids on the shores of Chennai intercut with the rescue efforts of Indian Army and of volunteers from all walks of life who toiled to get the city back on track.

"The Chennai rains and resulting flood was one of the saddest and debilitating events that the world has seen or faced, leaving the city and adjoining areas helpless, stranded without food or drinking water, even loss of life in many cases. What turned the world's attention is not the nation's wrath but how the city instead of crumbling and succumbing to it, rose en masse to fight back and save itself. A first, for any city," said Vikram.  

"This touched me and inspired me as it did a million others and the “Spirit of Chennai” was born. An anthem, a story that speaks of the undying spirit and love that people of Chennai are capable of. It also raises a pertinent question. Does a calamity have to happen, for us to reach out to one another? When I searched for a team to make this dream come true, a thousand kindred souls came together with the same compassion that Chennai exhibited, without a moment's hesitation. Thank you Chennai for making me believe in “Humanity” and what it's capable of. Thank you for making me discover the better person in me," added Vikram.

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