Golden Jubilee: fe(a)st details!

After a long wait, this week, details of the Golden Jubilee celebrations emerged. The series of events titled “Ulaganayagan Kamal Aimbathu – Oru Thodarum Sarithiram” (Universal Hero Kamal 50 — A Continuing Legacy) is arranged by Vijay TV, as mentioned earlier, with support from the Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Film Artistes Association).

We fans are in for a treat! Below are the phases of the celebrations. Check out more details from The Hindu, Chennai365 and Behindwoods.

Phase 1
(Aug 24)
“Kamal bus”, featuring rare photos, will tour various cities over 12 days
Phase 2
(Aug 31)
Dubbed “Iyal Isai Nadaga Thiruvizha”, this phase contains:

  • Thamizhum Kamalum, a literary discussion about the usage of the Tamil language in Kamal’s movies, at Madurai
  • Kamalum Kaadhalum, a love-themed music programme at Coimbatore
  • Kamal film festival at Chennai
  • Various programmes running in parallel on Vijay TV
Phase 3
(Sep 13)
Culmination in a mega event at Chennai, featuring top movie stars from across the country

Sarath Kumar, A.R. Murugadoss, Khushboo, Myshkin, S.P.B. Charan, Yugi Sethu, Cheran and Ravi K. Chandran are the core team working with Vijay TV. The plans for celebrations were announced in a press meet involving them.

IndiaGlitz and SivajiTV have videos covering almost the entire event. Don’t miss the emotional outpourings of Murugadoss and Cheran, and also a bit where Sarath mimics Kamal.

News reports are available from Thatstamil, Dinathanthi, Sify.com, ChennaiOnline.com, News Today, Nighazhvugal.com, ExpressBuzz (1 | 2), The Times of India, IndiaGlitz and Galatta.com.

During this press-meet, they also played a video message from Kamal, expressing his gratitude. Check out his humility and motivation when you read the message at Galatta.com, Dinamani or Chennai365.

Vijay TV telecast an introductory programme yesterday, including highlights of the press meet, Kamal’s message and all the above details.

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4 Responses to “Golden Jubilee: fe(a)st details!”

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  1. randramble says:

    The above post has extensive inputs from Ananth, as usual…

    One more news item that got left out: http://www.hindu.com/2009/08/19/stories/2009081950790200.htm

  2. Hearta says:


    முத்தமிழ் நாயகன் கமல்!



  3. arul says:

    Hi everybody,
    It’s great honor for us to be kamal fans…

    One thing that i want request u all is if anybody capture those Kamal’s 50 years programmes in Vijay Tv day by day, whatever Vijay Tv telecasting about our kamal’s 50 years, please if anyone or mostly can capture those videos with good quality and post those videos in their own known website and tell us about those videos captured starting from first day programme of kamal’s 50 years on Vijay Tv,
    because so many of us like me can’t get time to see those programmes in some days due to ur job work,
    It’s just great honor for ourseleve to be kep as record like photos in album like pokkisham.
    So that if we miss one or two day programmes in a week , so that we can watch it from ur videos that captured from Vijay TV

    Please Guys could anyone or mostly can capture those video whatever programmes realted to kama’s 50 years on vijay tv , please record those events, so that by next day we can watch it and store it like our pokkisham as we are true kamal fans

    thanking you all guys, wish to be proud to be good rasigan of kamal haasan

  4. randramble says:

    Coverage of Mysskin’s speech: http://dinamani.com/edition/story.aspx?&SectionName=Cinema&artid=114648&SectionID=141&MainSectionID=141&SEO=&Title=

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