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Kamal @ IFFI ‘08

Kamal was invited to be the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year. He presented the awards to the winners including Tulpan (from Kazakhstan) for the best film. He spoke in his inimitable style, referring to the Mumbai terror strike, saying that life must go on. Read reports from The Hindu, The Times of India, The Asian Age and Media Newsline.

Earlier, he also had the honour of felicitating K Balachander, his mentor, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Daijiworld.com featured excellent photographs of both events. You can see his new get-up, with a ravishing hair-style and a trimmed beard, a glimpse of which we already caught at Nambiar’s mourning.

I have heard that Kamal used to frequent IFFI in the 80s to catch movies of the world. Times have changed and now he can probably watch them at home. But it is a privilege to be the Chief Guest at the very festival he used to go to as a visitor.

[With inputs from Ananth]

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