100th day celebration for re-release of Sivaji Starrer ‘KarNan’ in the offing

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Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012

100th day celebration for re-release of Sivaji Starrer ‘KarNan’ in the offing

The movie ‘Karnan’, starring ‘Nadigar Thilagam’ Sivaji Ganesan was released in 1964.  The movie was given a fresh look with application of digital technology and re-released the last March 16th.

The movie was released all over Tamil Nadu in 72 theaters.  The movie is successfully running in Satyam Theatre, Chennai and is to touch 100 days.

The coming 23rd, the 100th day event for the movie is to be celebrated here.  Till date, the movie is running packed houses on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Also, the movie was released in Shanthi Theatre, Chennai and ran for 50 days.

In Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Nellai and Nagercoil, the movie touched 50 days.  The movie was screened in various theatres and has so far been screened in 250 theatres. 

Reports say that the collection for the movie ‘KarNan’ has touched Rs. 5 crore.  This is the first time in the history of Tamil cinema that a movie runs for 100 days in spite of it being a re-release.  

In Telugu, the movie ‘Maya Bazaar’ was changed to colour movie and was screened for 100 days.  When ‘KarNan’ was made, the budget was Rs. 40 lakhs.  Even then, the movie ran for 100 days in 4 theatres.

In the movie, Sivaji played Karna, Asokan did Duriyodhana and Muthuraman did Arjuna.  The movie was directed by PR Bandhulu. 

Divya Films is making arrangements to conduct the 100th day celebration in a large scale.  Actors and actresses are to participate.  Veteran actors are to be felicitated in the event.

Chandrasekaran, head of Sivaji Social Welfare association has announced that variety of programs would be conducted on the eve of the movie’s 100th day celebration.

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