Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni inaugurated the film festival yesterday. Kamal Hassan along with his wife Gauthami and daughter were present. The festival will screen seven movies of the actor and entry is free for the public.
Telugu film Sagara Sangamam stars Kamal Haasan and Jayaprada in the lead roles. The movie was released in 1983. The movie bagged National Film Award for 'Best Feature Film' in Telugu for that year. Kamal Hassan also won 'Best Actor Award' for his amazing perfomance from Asian Film Festival.
Bollywood movie Hey Ram will open up the festival and other six movies which will be screened are Telugu movie Sagar Sangamam, Tamil movies like Virumaandi, Anbe Sivam, Thevar Magan, Nayagan and Dasavathaaram.
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 received his last award in the year 2000 and he requested not to consider him for further awards.
Legendary director Kasinadhuni Viswanath's Sagara Sangamam will be screened in Kamal Hassan's film festival titled 'Retrospective of Kamal Haasan Films" at Siri Fort auditorium, New Delhi. A three days festival has been organized as an honour for completing 50 years in film industry. The festival is held from 2nd July to 4th July.