Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni will be inaugurating the film festival at the Siri Fort Auditorium. The festival will screen seven movies of the actor and entry is free for the public.
Hassan"s Hindi film Hey Ram will open up the festival and other six movies which will be screened are Tamil movies like Virumaandi, Anbe Sivam, Thevar Magan, Nayagan and Dasavathaaram and one Telugu movie Sagar Sangamam.
The Padma Shri award winner made his debut in film as achild artiste at the age of 4 in the Tamil movie Kalathur Kannamma. The film was released in 12th August 1959 and he won the Best Child Artist for the film.
Haasan holds the record for winning nineteen Filmfare Awards in five languages. He reeived his last award in the year 2000 and he requested not to consider him for further awards.