By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The South Indian Artists' Association (Nadigar Sangam) has begun a series of celebrations to commemorate the 75 years of Tamil cinema. The events kicked off in Singapore on Monday. Sarath Kumar, president, Nadigar Sangam, inaugurated the celebrations with a special screening of the all time superstar of Tamil cinema, MGR's blockbuster movie Nadodi Mannan at the Golden Village Cinemas, Singapore.
The other programmes lines up during the festival are:
Film screening: Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Ratha Kanneer, Oruthalai Raagam, 16 Vayathiniley, Soorya Vamsam and Shivaji.
11th August- Pattimanram presided over by Dr. Solomon Pappaiya. Speakers: Raaja, Vijaya T Rajendar, Bharathiraaja, Sathyaraaj, Sripriya and Khushboo.
The Programme coordinator Radhika Sarathkumar said in a press release yesterday, "The global celebration of Platinum Jubilee year of Tamil Cinema will continue with a schedule of star nights and celebrity dinner month-by-month spreading around different part of the planet .
Replicating the success of Singapore, the retrospective of Tamil Film along with a Star Night will be conducted in Malaysia during September 2007. Arrangements are going on for a mega Star Night in Singapore during October 2007 and another Star Night in the US during November 2007. The same kind of events have also been planned in the Gulf countries and Europe during December 2007.
A grand gala cultural event, which will be the final event of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration, will be organized in Chennai "the home town of Kollywood" during January 2008. Needless to mention that this show won't be a mere dance, music and masala event, but will be a memorable one that reiterates the history and heritage of Tamil cinema's past 75 years".