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Manirathnam to direct Vijay TV’s live musical in August

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Manirathnam to direct Vijay TV’s live musical in August

Ace director Manirathnam will direct ‘Netru Indru Nalai 2005,’ Star Vijay TV’s tenth event this year. The musical event will attempt to take the audiences through the different ages of Tamil cinema. A part of the revenue from the show will go in aid of The Banyan, a Chennai-based NGO.

Besides Manirathnam’s direction, the event will have lighting and pyrotechnics by lensman and ad filmmaker Rajiv Menon, and sets by art director Sabu Cyril.

Harsh Rohatgi, Deputy General Manager, Vijay TV, said, “Events are important for our channel as they are one of the opportunities of getting close to the viewers and hence play a critical role in reaching out to our audiences. Vijay TV is a pioneer in providing such grand events and Netru Indru Nalai 2005 is by far the biggest event in South India in terms of scale and celebrities performing.” Vijay TV will produce, cover and market the show.

The event will also witness musician A R Rahman composing a special tune for The Banyan. It was also announced at a press meet in Chennai yesterday that he would perform at the event. In his inimitably reclusive style, the musician who lets his music do the talking spent a total of around 15 seconds addressing the media.

This will be the tenth event produced by the channel this year, and is scheduled for mid-August 2005. Star Vijay is considering telecasting the show as a two-part series of two hours each, around end-August 2005.

For director Manirathnam, this will be a first. Addressing media persons, he said, “We want to go beyond what audiences have seen so far. We can create a spectacle – a musical – in India, on the lines of Broadway. We have the dreams and the technology to go with it. We will attempt to recreate moments from the past highlighting the stages in the evolution of Tamil cinema.”

The four-hour mélange will feature Kamal Hassan, Abhishek Bachan and Madhavan, besides a host of South Indian stars, and the technical team includes director Revathy, director Vasanth, choreographers Brinda and Kala and others from the Tamil film industry.


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