Monday, August 17, 2009

Ulaganayagan Kamal Aimbathu - Oru Thodarum Sarithiram, Part 1

“Kamal Haasan” – the name personifies uniqueness, hard work, dedication and exceptional creativity. His journey in filmdom began with the film “Kalathur Kanamma” at the age of five; and now after 50 years; there is no stopping him. He has not only proved himself to be a versatile actor; the star has excelled in the many roles of film making such as script writer, director, producer, singer among others.

Vijay TV, the exclusive television channel nominated to celebrate the 50 years of Kamal Haasan in its own exclusive way is to launch a spate of events in the next 6 weeks. The celebrations titled “Rin Ulaganayagan Kamal Aimbathu – Oru Thodarum Sarithiram” will witness activities across the state. This exclusive event will be one of its kind ever attempted for any star and will be carried out in various phases.


To begin the proceedings, a customized “Kamal Bus” would traverse the state; attracting all his thousands of fans. This bus would visit the film trade centers and fan clubs in Tamilnadu and Bengaluru. An exclusive photo exhibition with rare and never seen before photographs from Kamal Haasan’s life will be on display on this bus. Apart from the photo exhibition, the fans, technicians and artists will sign the huge scroll that would be presented to the star. The bus leaves from Chennai and travels to Chengalpet, Pudhucheri, Villupuram, Perambalur, Tiruchi, Madurai, Paramakudi, Tuticorin, Thirunelvelli, Nagercoil, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri, Bengaluru, Thirupathur, Vellore and Kanchipuram over a period of 12 days.

PHASE 2 – Iyal Isai Nadaga Thiruvizha

This will be a festival that celebrates the three forms of Tamil language at three key locations in Tamilnadu i.e. Madurai, Coimbatore and Chennai.

Thamizhum Kamalum – Madurai

“Thamizhum Kamalum” event would be held at Madurai. This would be a literary discussion featuring eminent personalities from the field of Tamil literature. While the scholars speak on how the veteran actor has made use of literature in most of his films wisely; his fans group & the commoners would come up with their own interpretation of Kamal Haasan’s contribution to the language. Kamal Haasan’s perfection and attention to detail when it comes to using various Tamil dictions in his films would be highlighted. The use of Bharathiyaar poems in “Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu” to Abirami Andadadhi in “Guna” & from playing a Srilankan Tamil in “Thenali” to the American “Dasavatharam” Kamal Haasan has done it all. Watch out for this gripping discussion which is interspersed with interesting anecdotes.

Kamalum Kaadhalum – Coimbatore

Kovai would witness a grand musical nite “Kamalum Kaadahalum” which will feature some of most popular evergreen hits featuring Kamal Haasan. Many popular faces from the Tamil film & music industry would perform in front of a LIVE audience. The songs from most of Kamal Haasan’s movies have been chartbusters in every era. The theme of this event would be LOVE and songs depicting the various stages of love would be sung by legendary singers like S. P. Balasubramaniyam and Chitra. Also joining them would be popular playback singers Madhu Balakrishnan, Anuradha Sriram, S. P. Charan, Benny Dayal, Karthik, Vijay Yesudas, Suchithra, Madhumitha, Naveen, Haricharan, Ranjith, Rahul Nambiar and many others.

Kamal Haasan Film festival – Chennai

In Chennai, Vijay TV has planned to organize a Kamal Haasan film festival over 3 weeks in August-September in partnership with Sathyam Cinemas; showcasing some of his best movies ever.

Special On air episodes

Parallel to these on ground events at Coimbatore, Chennai and Madurai; the biography of Kamal Haasan will air on Vijay TV. This 16 episode series would talk about his childhood days as an actor, his first passion – the theatre and his life in cinema. With experiences narrated by his contemporaries and juniors of the past 50 years, the show will be an emotional & inspiring tale of Kamal Haasan – the phenomenon. Starts August 31, 2009; airing Monday – Thursday at 8pm.

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