Expressing his condolence to fans and family of legendary producer Daggubati Ramanaidu, Kamal Haasan spoke about the legacy the famed producer has left behind and his contribution to Indian cinema as a national producer.
Interestingly Kamal also revealed that national cinema was born
in South India especially in Chennai and not in Bollywood. He said,
"the strongest point about South India, especially Chennai is that
the national cinema sprang from here. It is not in the north that
you found national cinema, not in Kolkata nor in Mumbai, but it is
Kamal Haasan in the past, has always spoken about the quality of
films made in South India and how it often goes unnoticed at a
global stage. He has also mentioned that people should stop
addressing Tamil films as Kollywood as movie buffs in the foreign
countries might not recognize it.
It is to be noted that regional films made in India often gets
recognized overseas only because of the star value if and when the
movie has a big star associated to it. It is high time that quality
movies made in regional language reaches wide range of audiences
and considering all these films as Indian movies is the first step
forward, according to the Ulaganayagan.
Meanwhile, Uttama Villain is expected to
swoop into the big screens on April 2nd. Directed by Ramesh
Aravind, the movie has legendary filmmakers K Viswanath and late
Balachander among others. The film's music will be taken care
by Ghibran of Vaagai Sooda Vaa fame who will
be seen working with Kamal Haasan for the first time.
Click on the image below for Kamal Haasan's condolence
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