To add to the unprecedented increase in Chennai's love for international films, it is the Sri Lankan film festival this time.
The 5 day long festival, which is the result of the collective effort by the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai, National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka and the Madras Film Society, was inaugurated at the South Indian Film Chamber Theatre on Friday evening.
The fest was inaugurated by Radhika Sarathkumar, managing director, Raadan Media Works. "I have a very strong bond with Sri Lanka. I was there as a child and I try to get in some Sri Lankan element in any venture I take up. It is a beautiful country with warm-hearted people," she said.
Expressing her love for Sri Lankan cinema, she said, "There is a great passion of art and beauty in Sri Lankan cinema. In fact, Raadan Media Works, in collaboration with Maharaja Media Works in Sri Lanka, has made a lot of films and tele-films together."
The other dignitaries were Asoka Serasinghe, Chairman, National Film Corporation Sri Lanka, Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, industrialist, Saman Weeraman, General Manager, National Film Corporation, Sri Lanka and Channa Perera, Sri Lankan actor and director.