Inniya pirandha naal nalvazhthukkal, my multilingual, multitalented friend! At the heart of our friendship is our uncanny ability to annoy each other. On this special occasion though, I will take a break from regular scheduled programming and say some nice things. You have accomplished some incredible feats in the last 30 years. Seriously, it’s kind of insane. If we were all still in school, all our parents would point to you and say “Why can’t you be more like her kanna?” 

And by doing these incredible, crazy things, you inspire us. When your friend directs a movie that’s featured in multiple international film festivals while working full time, our life’s challenges don’t seem as daunting any more.

Keep being inspirational Aplihs; here’s to the next 70!