I felicitate my old friend Krishnaswamy… from day one he had an objective before him… He did not go into Film-making for money-making; he made those films which are historically important and culturally significant, leaving a message for the nation.
Former Prime Minister
“The people of Tamilnadu should be eternally grateful to Dr. Krishnaswamy and Dr. Mohana for this wonderful contribution of so beautifully projecting the culture of Tamilnadu to the rest of India.”
Scholar and Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Legislative council
“The Krishnaswamys fill a very big gap in our education. Indeed, they are an open University. Between Dr. Krishnaswamy and Dr. Mohana, it is hard to say who is outstanding and who stands out”.
Planning Commission Member.
“The Krishnaswamy couple have come up by sheer hard work…; building Krishnaswamy Associates, brick by brick, to the stature of an internationally reputed institution. They stand for a very important quality of life: a sense of unquestionable integrity, to keep some high standards of ethics. I think Krishnaswamy Associates is a shining example to follow.”
Director General, UNESCO
“I salute today the unswerving integrity of a creative artiste – 40 years of an exemplary contribution, in a professional, intellectual and in a creative sense. “You are beyond the area of film – India’s Cultural Ambassador!”.
Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu
“The American authority who bestowed this Life Time Achievement Award on Krishnaswamy, were in fact honouring the quintessence of what it means to be an Indian”.
Minister for Panchayati Raj
I deem it as a “Poorvajanma Punya” that Krishnaswamy and I are intimate friends. He is fulfilling and realizing the dream of Subrahmanya Bharati for India as a whole, by realizing and projecting the poet’s Vision of India”.
“The Preamble to the Constitution of India is one of the most beautiful documents of the world. The role of media is defined there. Dr. Krishnaswamy has eminently fulfilled that role. Indeed he is a model citizen of our constitution.”
Minister for Information and Broadcasting
We need Indians to write History through an Indian perception, and his contribution in particular in South East Asia would merit in my opinion, the “Bharat Ratna”.
Former Union Minister
INDUS VALLEY TO INDIRA GANDHI – first Indian film distributed under a Hollywood banner (Warner Brothers):
“The director unearths layer after layer, and often through deft flashbacks and flash-forwards, the soul of India, the spirit that lies beneath the sediment… a moving powerful and thorough piece of work….An objective and painstaking odyssey…”
EZHU TALAIMURAI EZHICHI (Seven generations of Strife)
“A panoramic montage… exceptionally well-done, always lucid, with a touch of poetry at need… the values it stresses are perhaps the kind that need loud re-iteration.”
INDIA 5555 – “A conceptually brilliant documentary… eloquently brought out… viewing it is a rewarding experience.”
Former President of India
“A brilliant exposition of India through the ages… a source of education for anybody.”
SAVITRI – “SAVITRI, with Tamil lyrics by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy, choreographed and performed by Lata & Gita, receives all our felicitations for being on a new level of joyful experience for the Tamil language and arts.”