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The function would take place under the august presence and presidency of superstar Rajnikanth. Viewers can be assured that the celebration would be a star-studded extravaganza.
This film was released in Shanthi Theatre, Chennai along with other theatres in the city on April 14th 2005. It is still continuing its success streak in Shanthi theatre. Readers may be aware that this film was produced by Prabhu and Ramkumar and directed by P Vasu which ensured fresh lease of life to many artists in tinsel town.
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|The event will be telecast on June 25 on Star Television|
CHENNAI: "Repeat-uh!" is what they'll be crying this year at the 2006 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Film Festival, in which superstar Rajinikanth leads the way.
Rajinikanth's Chandramukhi will open the festival at the IIFA Awards in Dubai, to be held from June 15 to 17. It earned over $2.5 million overseas, and has already been released in several countries.
This will be the first time that a south Indian film opens the festival in the seven years of the IIFA Awards, which has been a platform for promoting Hindi cinema globally.
On Thursday, the Taj Coromandel ballroom buzzed as the likes of Ramesh Sippy (of Sholay fame), actor Madhavan, producer of Chandramukhi Ram Kumar, and director of the film P. Vasu shared the podium at the IIFA press briefing.
Earlier, a casually dressed Abhishek Bachchan sauntered in, chatted with a few people and sauntered out again to catch up with Mani Ratnam on the sets of Guru, currently being shot in Chennai. The only sign that AB's Baby had been there was an autograph scrawled on an IIFA poster.
`It's party time'
Madhavan, looking fit and spiffy, expressed his delight at being part of the IIFA party. "It's hardcore party time for most of us actors," he said, beaming. The actor also added that this would be a good opportunity for more recognition to the "best technicians in this part of the world", a view seconded by Mr. Sippy, who is part of the IIFA Advisory Council.
Most of the films screened will be accompanied by an interaction of the audience with the cast or crew of the films.
Sabbas Joseph, Director of Wizcraft (organising body of the IIFA), announced that 14 south Indian films would be screened this year seven Tamil, four Malayalam and three Telugu films.
He later told The Hindu that the film packages change according to the venue. "South Indian films already have an established presence in Dubai."
He also hinted that the IIFA Advisory Board (chaired by Amitabh Bachchan) is considering including awards for south Indian films in the coming years.
Besides Madhavan, other south Indian film stars who will be attending the event in Dubai include `Chiyaan' Vikram, Meera Jasmine and Mohanlal.
The event will be telecast on June 25 on Star Television. Mr. Joseph said that 450 million people around the world would watch it.
The Grammys have a viewership of 480 million and over 600 million people watch the Academy Awards.
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Adding one more feather in its cap is Chandramukhi. The Rajini starrer directed by P Vasu and produced by
Sivaji Productions successfully completed its 400th day run in Shanthi Theatres in Chennai.
Perhaps the only movie in the last five decades in Tamil film history to have seen a 400-day run, Chandramukhi seems to go strong even now.
According to the employees of Shanthi Theatre in Chennai where it completed its 400th day run, "We are not simply running the movie for a record. It still manages to draw a sizeable crowd. Such is the power of Rajinikanth. If we are not getting crowds why should we run the movie for such a long time."
Meanwhile Rajini's next
Sivaji directed by Shankar is half-through and expectations are already high on the movie.
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