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Vaali (poet)
Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2013) was an Indian poet and lyricist whose works were in Tamil, had a five-decade long association with the Tamil film industry, wrote over 15,000 songs.[1][2] He acted in a number of films, including Sathya, Hey Ram, Paarthale Paravasam
Paarthale Paravasam
and Poikkal Kudhirai. He was honoured by the Government of India
India
with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.[3]Contents1 Biography 2 Awards2.1 Books3 Filmography3.1 As Lyricist3.1.1 2010s 3.1.2 2000s 3.1.3 1990s 3.1.4 1980s 3.1.5 1950s–1970s3.2 As Actor 3.3 As Director 3.4 As Writer 3.5 Television4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Vaali moved to Madras in the 1950s seeking an opportunity in Tamil film industry.[4] In the 1960s and 1970s, he received patronage from actor M. G. Ramachandran
M. G

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Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989 Film)
Apoorva or Apurva
Apurva
may refer to:Apurva, the performative element of an injunction that justifies ritualistic acts and their results in Vedanta philosophy Apoorva (given name), an Indian given name (including a list of persons with the name) Apoorva<
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Mirattal
Mirattal
Mirattal
(English:Threatening) is a 2012 Tamil action romantic comedy film directed by R. Madhesh
R. Madhesh
starring Vinay Rai, Sharmila Mandre
Sharmila Mandre
and Prabhu in the lead roles[1] with Rishi in a cameo. A remake of the successful Telugu film, Dhee,It is dubbed into Hindi as daringbazz aashique 2 [2] the film was released on 2 August 2012.[3]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Soundtrack 5 Reception 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] Babloo (Vinay Rai) is a happy go lucky person and he gets sent by his father (Pandiarajan) to Shankar Dhadha (Prabhu Ganesan) who is a big don in the city. He has a vengeance on Soori (Pradeep Rawat). Babloo meets Deepika (Sharmila Mandre) who is Shankar Dhadha's sister and love blossoms between Babloo and . One day they get married in a temple and some goons attack Babloo an Deepika sent by Soori
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Kochadaiyaan
Kochadaiiyaan
Kochadaiiyaan
(English: The king with a long, curly mane[5]) is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language motion-capture computer animated historical drama film written by K. S. Ravikumar
K. S. Ravikumar
and directed by Soundarya R. Ashwin. It is India's first photorealistic motion capture film, featuring characters whose designs were based on the appearance and likeness of their respective actors. Rajinikanth, also Soundarya's father, enacted and voiced the two lead roles, and one surprise role in the film's final act. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone
and Malayalam actress Shobana
Shobana
performed the female leads, whilst Aadhi and Jackie Shroff performed supporting characters. In addition to performing, R. Sarathkumar, Nassar
Nassar
and Rukmini Vijayakumar had also voiced their respective characters
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Srirangam
Srirangam
Srirangam
(Thiruvarangam in Tamil) is an island and a part of the city of Tiruchirappalli, in South India. Srirangam
Srirangam
is bounded by the Kaveri River
Kaveri River
(also known as Cauvery river) on one side, and the Kaveri
Kaveri
distributary Kollidam
Kollidam
(Coleroon) on the other side
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Maryan (film)
Mariyaan (pronounced Mariyāņ; English: The Immortal) is a 2013 Indian Tamil romantic survival film directed by Bharat Bala starring Dhanush
Dhanush
alongside Parvathi.[1] Produced by Venu Ravichandran, the film has music and background score composed by A. R
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Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards were given for excellence in Tamil cinema in India. They were given annually to honour the best talents and provide encouragement and incentive to the South Indian
South Indian
film industry by the Government of Tamil Nadu.[1] The awards were decided by a committee headed by a Judge. The awards were first given in 1967 and discontinued after 1970. The awards were given again in 1977 and continued till 1982. The awards were not given in the years 1971 to 1976. However in the year 1977, the awards for Best Actress and Best Actor were announced for the years 1971 to 1976 by way of honorary certificates by the government led by the then chief minister M.G.Ramachandran
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Padmashri
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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Sivaji Ganesan
Villupuram Chinnaiah Ganesan[2] (1 October 1928 – 21 July 2001) better known as Sivaji Ganesan,. was an Indian actor, director and composer. who was active in Tamil cinema
Tamil cinema
during the latter half of the 20th century. He was well known for his versatility and variety of roles depicted on screen,[3] which gave him also the Tamil honorific name Nadigar Thilagam (lit. the pride of actors).[4] In a career that spanned close to five decades, he had acted in 288 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi.[5] His eidetic memory helped him remember his scripts at a glance. Ganesan was the first Tamil film actor to win a "Best Actor" award in an International film festival, the Afro-Asian Film Festival held in Cairo, Egypt
Egypt
in 1960
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M. G. Ramachandran
Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), popularly known as M.G.R., was an Indian actor, filmmaker and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
for ten years between 1977 and 1987. MGR
MGR
is a cultural icon in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and he is regarded as one of the most influential actors of the Tamil film
Tamil film
industry.[1] He was popularly known as "Makkal Thilagam" (People's King) as he was popular with the masses.[2] In his youth, MGR
MGR
and his elder brother M. G. Chakrapani became members of a drama troupe to support their family. Influenced by Gandhian ideals, MGR
MGR
joined the Indian National Congress. After a few years of acting in plays, he made his film debut in the 1936 film Sathi Leelavathi in a supporting role
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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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Government Of India
Executive:Prime Minister Union Council of Ministers Cabinet Secretary Secretaries: (Defence • Finance
Finance
• Foreign • Home) Civil services All India
India
Services (IAS • IFS/IFoS • IPS)Parliament:
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Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014 Film)
Kaaviya Thalaivan (Tamil : காவியத்தலைவன், English : Epic Leader) is a 2014 Tamil Historical
Historical
Biographical
Biographical
film written and directed by Vasanthabalan. Set in early 20th century, the film is about the lives of two theatre artistes played by Siddharth and Prithviraj Sukumaran and the competition that exists between them in a small drama troupe.[3] The former is the main lead whereas the latter one is the antagonist in the film.[3] Nassar
Nassar
plays the role of a guru to these actors and the role of actress Vedhicka is inspired by the stage artist and singer K. B. Sundarambal.[3] The original songs and film score were composed by A. R. Rahman. The film bombed at the box office
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Writer
A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, and essays as well as various reports and news articles that may be of interest to the public. Writers' texts are published across a range of media. Skilled writers who are able to use language to express ideas well often contribute significantly to the cultural content of a society.[1] The term "writer" is also used elsewhere in the arts – such as songwriter – but as a standalone "writer" normally refers to the creation of written language. Some writers work from an oral tradition. Writers can produce material across a number of genres, fictional or non-fictional. Other writers use multiple media – for example, graphics or illustration – to enhance the communication of their ideas
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Madras Presidency
FlagThe Madras
Madras
Presidency in 1919Historical era New Imperialism •  Established 1652 •  Disestablished 1947Colonial IndiaImperial entities of IndiaDutch India 1605–1825Danish India 1620–1869French India 1668–1954Portuguese India (1505–1961)Casa da Índia 1434–1833Portuguese East India Company 1628–1633British India (1612–1947)East India Company 1612–1757Company rule in India 1757–1858British Raj 1858–1947British rule in Burma 1824–1948Princely states 1721–1949Partition of India1947v t eThe Madras
Madras
Presidency, or the Presidency of Fort St. George, and also known as Madras
Madras
Province, was an administrative subdivision (presidency) of British India
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Chennai
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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