Best of Tamil Cinema Launch By Kamal Haasan in Chennai (Book Review)

Chennai, Mar 10, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PRLog) 'The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010', a two-volume publication with 700 plus pages, is the first-ever book written in English about the best movies of Tamil film industry. The book covers eight decades of Tamil cinema, from Kalidas (1931) to Nandhalala (2010). Written by Mr. G. Dhananjayan, Chief - South Film Business of UTV Motion Pictures, the book is a profound account of expert opinions and views of the performance of 232 iconic Tamil movies till date.

'The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010' was launched by 'Ulaga Nayagan' Kamal Haasan at an event organized by Galatta Media on March 2nd, 2011 at the Green Park Hotel, Chennai and attended by the who's who of the film industry.  The attendees included famous actors like Supreme Star Sarathkumar, Sivakumar, Parthiban and directors Mahendran, Balu Mahendra, K. Bhagyaraj, Vasanth, Cheran, Thangar Bachan, Lingusamy, Selvaraghavan, Ameer, Karu Palaniappan and Mysskin. All film personalities who participated in the launch felicitated the efforts of  G. Dhananjayan and Galatta Media in bringing out the book. An audio visual presentation on each decade of Tamil Cinema was also screened at the event.

While speaking at the event, Actor Kamal Haasan said, "Hard work shows and I loved the AV as I was present in the second half. I hope to be a part of the third volume of the book in the coming years". He also went on to praise Galatta Media for putting it all together and releasing this landmark publication.

Dhananjayan, the author of the book, expressed thanks to the filmmakers by saying,"I'm grateful to the filmmakers and legends who graced the occasion and honored my team, which worked on this project for the last two years. Their attendance and appreciations have greatly enhanced our resolve to work more for the Tamil film industry"

"This is the first ever attempt in English to chronicle the exceptional journey of Tamil Cinema", said Mr. C.R.Venkatesh, CEO of Dot Com Infoway and He further added, "We hope this book would stand as a collector's item for Tamil movie fans".

Mr. Girish Ramdas, President of opined, "Two years of dedicated research was involved in the making of this book. We have invested our sincere efforts in taking the book to the Tamil movie buffs and we're already excited about the results!"

'The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010' has 2 to 4 pages of write-ups on every film featured, which includes rare images, posters and memorable trivia. This book is totally laminated and has colorful printing of international quality.

'The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010' is available in all leading book stores across India for INR 2,999.

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Galatta Media is the entertainment division of Dot Com Infoway Limited. It comprises of, South India's No.1 movie portal; Galatta Cinema, a movie magazine that covers news and features about South Indian movies; Galatta Express, a weekly tabloid covering Chennai related movie and entertainment news and events. is the oldest and numero uno movie portal in South India with more than 3 million monthly users. It provides entertainment news, reviews, features and gossips for Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, English and Bhojpuri movies in the English language.

Galatta Cinema is the largest circulated English movie magazine in India for South Indian movies. It offers a complete picture of the South Indian movie industry every month. Galatta Cinema assures a rich reading experience with 100+ colorful pages in chic style and is read by more than 8 lakh readers every month.

Galatta Express is Tamil Nadu’s only English weekly entertainment tabloid with more 75,000 copies circulated across Chennai and Tamil Nadu every week.

- PRLog