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In Tamil Nadu, row over English film titles

March 08, 2005 17:57 IST
Last Updated: March 08, 2005 17:59 IST

Leading Tamil actors Vijayakant and Kamal Hassan on Tuesday lashed out at Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S Ramadoss for launching a movement against English titles for Tamil films.

"Those running a caste-based political party here [in Tamil Nadu] and claiming that they are the champions of the Tamil language, cling to power by aligning with North Indian parties," Vijayakant said taking a dig at Ramadoss.

"For them, the milestones written in Hindi from Tindivanam (Ramadoss's hometown) to Chennai are not visible," he said inaugurating a medical camp organised by his fans at suburban Kunrathur.

Kamal Hassan said he would not change the title of his yet-to-be-released film 'Mumbai Express'.

"I will not yield to any pressure," he told a seminar on media laws, organised by the British Council in Chennai.

The PMK and the Dalit Panthers of India had announced an agitation against English titles being given for Tamil films.


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Sub: in TN, row over Eng film titles

I do not think there is any demand to change the titles of old Tamil films. Even substantively, there is a whole lot of difference ...

Posted by s subramanyan

Sub: In TN, row over Eng film titles

It is amusing to find leading Tamil cine actors aerguing aginst giving English titles to their Tamil films. They are side-tracking the issue by referring ...

Posted by s subramanyan

Sub: Can they change title of old tamil movies?

Can they now change the title of NILGIRI EXPRESS, a late nineteen sixties hero Jaishankar tamil superhit. I was reminded of this when I came ...

Posted by Ganesh Kumar

Sub: In TN row over Eng film titles

To me it appears repelling to use English names for titles of TN films. May be Dr. Ramdoss and his political allies are used to ...

Posted by s.subramanyan


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