To commemorate the centenary celebrations of the birth of Indian cinema, elaborate arrangements are being made in Chennai.
Fittingly enough, the Film Chamber has appealed to all the cinema halls in Chennai to screen only those films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan, the legends of South Indian cinema in the past 60 years.
The centenary celebrations are slated to be held in Chennai in September. The 4-day long festival would be held from 21-24 September where President Pranab Mukherjee and the chief minister of the States of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala would be taking part.
Achievers from all the film industries would be honoured at the function which might record an attendance of over 2,000 film artistes and technicians.
In order to facilitate all the artistes and technicians to take part in the celebrations, shoot of all South Indian films stand suspended for a week from 18-24 September.
Film Chamber has appealed to cinema halls across Chennai to screen old classics starring the legendary quartet of MGR and Sivaji Ganesan from the bygone era and Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan from the present generation.
Films lined up for screening during the above-said function include Rajnikanth’s Aarilirindhu Arubadhu Varai, Billa, Manidhan, Padikathavan, Velaikkaran, Annamalai, Baasha, Padaiyappa, Muthu, Sivaji: The Boss and Endhiran: The Robot and Kamal Hassan’s Apoorva Sagodharargal, Sigappu Rojakkal, Dasavatharam, Ilamai Oonjaladukirathu and Ninaithale Inikkum.