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Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(born as Parthasarathi on 7 November 1954)[5][6] is an Indian actor, politician, film director, screenwriter, producer, playback singer and lyricist who works primarily in Tamil cinema. Kamal has won awards including three National Film Awards, the second-most by any Indian actor, and nineteen Filmfare Awards. His production company, Rajkamal International, has produced several of his films. He started as a child artist in the 1960 Tamil language
Tamil language
film Kalathur Kannamma, for which he won the President's Gold Medal. He met director Vaaranam Vijay who is frequently credited for shaping Kamal's acting skills. His breakthrough as a lead actor came in the 1975 drama Apoorva Raagangal, directed by K.Balachander, in which he played a rebellious youth who falls in love with an older woman
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Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres
CommandeurOfficierChevalier Ribbon
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bars of the orderThe Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
(Order of Arts and Letters) is an Order of France, established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture, and its supplementary status to the Ordre national du Mérite
Ordre national du Mérite
was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle
in 1963
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Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar
Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar (Tamil: ஆவிச்சி மெய்யப்ப செட்டியார்; 28 July 1907 – 12 August 1979), also known as A. V. Meiyappan
A. V. Meiyappan
or AVM, was an Indian film producer, director and philanthropist who established AVM Productions
AVM Productions
in Vadapalani, Chennai. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of Tamil cinema,[2] and one of three movie moguls of the South Indian film industry along with S. S. Vasan and L. V. Prasad.[3] His production company AVM Productions
AVM Productions
is the only production company in Kollywood
Kollywood
(Tamil film industry) to run successfully for five decades and three generations. AVM was born in Karaikudi
Karaikudi
in a well-to-do Nagarathar family
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M. Saravanan (film Producer)
Saravanan Surya Mani or M. Saravanan, also known as AVM Saravanan or Meiyappa Saravanan, is an Indian producer of Tamil films. His production company is AVM Productions. He has been involved in hits such as Sivaji: The Boss, Thirupathi, Minsara Kanavu, Leader and Ayan. He is the father of M. S. Guhan, another producer of movies. He owns the AVM Studios in Chennai.[1][2][3] References[edit]^ AVM Productions
AVM Productions
to split ^ For the family, from AVM ^ Finger on people's pulseExternal links[edit]M. Saravanan on IMDbv t eAVM ProductionsKey people A. V. Meiyappan
A. V. Meiyappan
(founder) M. Saravanan M. Balasuramanian M. S. Guhan B. S
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Rashtrapati Award
Rashtrapati Awards are given by the President of India, in some cases the Prime Minister of India, for achievements in the field of sports, art, military, literature, cinema, culture, science and technology, or Scouting.[citation needed] The award-giving ceremony is conducted in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President's official residence. The award is a part of the Indian honours system. However, after gradual systematic categorizations over a period, the awards were made independent to the field of achievement.[clarification needed] For example, from 1968, the Directorate of Film Festivals
Directorate of Film Festivals
completely took over its charge as the governing body for National Film Awards India. Before 1968, the award in the field of best acting in Indian Cinema was given out as a Rashtrapati Award
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National Film Awards (India)
The National Film Awards is the most prominent film award ceremonies in India. Established in 1954, it has been administered, along with the International Film Festival of India
India
and the Indian Panorama, by the Indian government's Directorate of Film Festivals
Directorate of Film Festivals
since 1973.[1][2] Every year, a national panel appointed by the government selects the winning entry, and the award ceremony is held in New Delhi, where the President of India
India
presents the awards. This is followed by the inauguration of the National Film Festival, where the award-winning films are screened for the public. Declared for films produced in the previous year across the country, they hold the distinction of awarding merit to the best of Indian cinema
Indian cinema
overall, as well as presenting awards for the best films in each region and language of the country
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Vigilante Film
The vigilante film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists engage in vigilante behavior, taking the law into their own hands. Vigilante
Vigilante
films are usually revenge thriller films in which the legal system fails protagonists, leading them to become vigilantes. In United States cinema, vigilante films gained prominence during the 1970s with "touchstones" like Death Wish and Dirty Harry, both of which had sequels. The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
reported, "Vigilante vengeance was the cinematic theme of the decade, flourishing in the more respectable precincts of the new American cinema even as it fueled numerous exploitation flicks," referring to Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver
as a respectable example of the genre
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Drama Film
In reference to film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humourous in tone.[1] Drama
Drama
of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", or "comedy-drama". These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods. All forms of cinema or television that involve fictional stories are forms of drama in the broader sense if their storytelling is achieved by means of actors who represent (mimesis) characters
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Padma Shri
Padma Shri
Padma Shri
(also Padma Shree) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan
Padma Vibhushan
and the Padma Bhushan. Awarded by the Government of India, it is announced every year on India's Republic Day.[2]Contents1 History 2 Awards by decade 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Padma Awards were instituted in 1954 to be awarded to citizens of India
India
in recognition of their distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity including the Arts, Education, Industry, Literature, Science, Sports, Medicine, Social Service
Social Service
and Public Affairs
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Paramakudi
Paramakudi
Paramakudi
is a town located in the Ramanathapuram district
Ramanathapuram district
of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The river Vaigai
Vaigai
flows through Paramakudi on its way to the Bay of Bengal.[2] Demographics[edit] According to the 2011 census, Paramakudi
Paramakudi
had a population of 95,579 with a sex ratio of 966 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[3] 9,292 were under the age of six, constituting 4,800 males and 4,492 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 14.5% and .08% of the population respectively
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Santhome
Santhome
Santhome
is a locality in Mylapore
Mylapore
in Chennai
Chennai
city (old Madras) in India.Contents1 History 2 Battle of St Thomé 3 Santhome
Santhome
now 4 References 5 See alsoHistory[edit] The word Santhome
Santhome
or San Thome is derived from Saint Thomas. The mythology is that he was martyred in A.D.72 at St.Thomas Mount
St.Thomas Mount
in the city, and was interred in Mylapore. Portuguese records speak of "demolishing the pagodas of Meliahpore", implying the destruction of the pre-existing Kapaleseshwara temple. Later a church was built over his supposed tomb and today is known as the San Thome Basilica. The Basilica
Basilica
is one of the four churches that claim to have been built over the tomb of an apostle. (Others include St
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Madras
Chennai
Chennai
(/ˈtʃɛnaɪ/ ( listen); formerly known as Madras /məˈdrɑːs/ ( listen) or /-ˈdræs/[12]) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast
Coromandel Coast
off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres in South India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-largest city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitute the Chennai
Chennai
Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world.[13] Chennai
Chennai
is among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists
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Hindu
Hindus
Hindus
(Hindustani: [ˈɦɪndu] (listen)) are persons who regard themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism.[1][2] Historically, the term has also been used as a geographical, cultural, and later religious identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent.[3][4] The historical meaning of the term Hindu has evolved with time. Starting with the Persian and Greek references to the land of the
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Kalaimamani
The Kalaimamani
Kalaimamani
is an award in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
state, India. These awards are given by the Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram (literature, music and theatre) for excellence in the field of art and literature. The Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
government has appointed dancer Chitra Visweswaran
Chitra Visweswaran
as the secretary of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
Iyal Isai Nataka Manram
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Playback Singer
A playback singer is a singer whose singing is pre-recorded for use in movies. Playback singers record songs for soundtracks, and actors or actresses lip-sync the songs for cameras; the actual singer does not appear on the screen. Contents1 South Asia 2 Hollywood 3 See also 4 ReferencesSouth Asia South Asian movies produced in the Indian subcontinent are particularly known for using this technique. A majority of Indian movies as well as Pakistani movies typically include six or seven songs. After Alam Ara
Alam Ara
(1931), the first Indian talkie film, for many years singers made dual recordings for a film, one during the shoot, and later in the recording studio, until 1952 or 1953. Popular playback singers in India enjoy the same status as popular actors, and music directors,[1][2][3] and they also receive wide public admiration
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Chennai
Chennai
Chennai
(/ˈtʃɛnnaɪ/ (listen); also known as Madras /məˈdrɑːs/ (listen) or /-ˈdræs/,[12] the official name until 1996) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast
Coromandel Coast
off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest cultural, economic and educational centre of south India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-most populous city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitute the Chennai Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world.[13] Chennai
Chennai
is among the most-visited Indian cities by foreign tourists
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