Year 2000: Tamil Cinema
The Chronicle Of The Year
2000, Month By Month
Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi
the bronze statue of T.R.Sundaram of Modern
Theatres, inside the campus of Film
issued warrant to Hindi actresses
Jawla, Thabu, RaveenaTandon, Madhuri Dixit, Gulkarni and
Karishma Kapoor on charge of having acted
in obscene scenes.
International Film Festival,
in which 45 countries took part, started in New
Delhi in a grand gala manner. Central Minister
Arun Chetley and
actors and actresses participated in it.
Composition as well as recording
of background musical scores for Kamalhassan's"Hey
Ram" took place in Hungary.
Under Ilayaraja's musical
musicians played the instruments.
Kamalhassan's Fans' Association
members conducted a welcome reception in Chennai
Kamalhassan on their return to Chennai.
At a function in Hydrabad,
to felicitate 'Chevalier' Sivaji Ganesan,
the Andhra Governor C.Rengarajan
presented N.T.Rama Rao
Award to Sivaji Ganesan.
Lata Rajinikanth became
the founder of 'Daya Foundation' with
the objective of taking care of orphan children. The revenue collected
through the function of 'Rajini 25'
and through the sales of 'Mayaajaalam' cassettes
was said to be utilized for this orphan care service.
In the International
Film Festival, held in New
Delhi, the Malayalam
won Golden Peacock Award.
Dinakaran Tamil Daily Cinema
Award for the 'Best
Actor' of the year 1999 went to actor Ajithkumar.
The 'Best Actress' award
went to Simran.'Padaiyappaa'
the Best Picture award.
The Unparalleled Actor Of The 20th Century
award went to Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan.
officially announced that 'Padma Bhooshan
Award' is to be conferred on Rajinikanth
and A.R.Rahman is
chosen to be awarded 'Padma Sree Award'.
Tamil Film Chamber conference
was held. It imposed ban on Tamil film
actors and actresses from acting in T.V. serials
became the President of
the newly -created TamilFilm Chamber.KR.G.
office as it's Additional President, Kalaippuli
S.Dhanu as the Treasurer
as it's Secretary.
books to 100 poor students as his free gift. 50 newly married couples belonging
to Kamalhassan Welfare Association
donated their eyes, to be taken away after their death.
The shooting work of the film
in Kasi faced
stiff opposition. Shabna Ashmi
shaved her head hair to act in the film.
got the 'Best Actor'National Award
for the year 1988 for his performance in the film "Ambedkar"!
"Jeans" film won Award for the 'Best
Graphics' works. Actor
Prakashraj was given
Special Award and Parthiban's
"House Full" bagged the
'Best Regional Film Award'.
Ibrahim Rowther introduced
a new flag bearing black and red colours and in between them a 'fire-lit
lamp' symbol and yellow colour.
conducted free marriages for 10 poor couples.
also gave them 50 kinds of marriage gifts.
metropolitan court Judge rejected a case filed against actresses Thabu
six others for having acted too glamorously in films.
felicitated Amirtham for
having created the documentary film "Anna
Vaazhkirar", that won National
gave away 2 lakhs 50 thousand rupees as free aid for the family members
who had lost their relatives in an accident that happened near
Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, when they (the
victims) were proceeding to participate in "Vallarasu"
rupees 30 lakhs worth of books
as his free gift to poor boys and girls.
Congress party people staged
demonstrations against screening of "Hey Ram"
film in theatres in Calcutta.
5 persons were arrested after
the clashes that burst out at Burma bazaar,Chennai,
in relation to the illegal sales of "Hey Ram"
The 40% tax hitherto
levied on cine camera and allied products was said to be reduced to 25%.
The 15% customs duty on colour
positive film and on colour negative film was reduced to 5%.
Chief Minister Jothi Basu of
Calcutta apologized to actor Kamalhassan
for the demonstration that was staged against the screening of "Hey
Ram" in Calcutta.
Beauty" bagged 5 Oscars.
gave away the Padma Bhooshan
award to Rajinikanth. Music
director A.R.Rahman and
actress Hema Malini received
residing in Kuwait conducted
a function in Kuwait felicitating
bore the educational expenditure of the three girl students viz: Amudhalakshmi,
Pandeeswari and Amudha.
International Festival of Indian
Films for the first time took place in London.A.R.Rahman
Rai received awards. Adhul
Best Supporting Actor award. Sarigha
Costume Designer award.
award. Best Lyricist
award went to Vairamuththu.
marriage for 20 couples, presenting them with bountiful marriage gifts.
In the last three years he has completed conducting free marriages for
A complaint stating that
stones were pelted on Kaundamani's house
was lodged in the police station.
Natyam Arangetram' of Aishwarya,
of Rajinikanth-Lata Rajinikanth
The case against Ragavendra
Kalyana Mandapam, constructed by Rajinikanth,
was elected as President of Film Distributors'
the elected Secretary.
Director Bharathi Raja
was elected unopposed President of South Indian
Film Directors' Association.
adopted a 5 month old girl baby and gave it the name 'Samyuktha'.
From July onwards the name
of the South Indian Film Directors Association
was changed as 'Tamil Film Directors Association'
it was announced by Bharathi Raja.
wounded while he was acting in the film shooting of "Cityzen".
Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi
in the 175th day celebration
of Ravichandran's 'Oscar Films'',"Vaanaththaippola"
and gave away shields to Vijayakanth
and other artistes.
Actresses like Jyanthi,
Uma Sree, Abhinaya and others accomplished
the ritual of 'Anga Prathadshanam',
at the Amman Koil
venue in Bangalore by
way of praying the Goddess for the release of the abducted actor Rajkumar.
Bhothra filed a case maintaining that the
Actress' award which was announced to be given
away to Roja by the Tamilnadu Government
shouldn't be given to her. The High Court that heard the case gave the
judgement that it can not impose a ban.
All Film Distributors Federation
was founded at Madurai.
R.Selavaraj was elected as it's President.
Government's Best Actor award for last year
was given away to
The Best Actress
award went to Roja.
In a meeting convened under
the presidentship of Vijayakanth it
was decided that the 4 crore loan borne by the Artistes
Association should be settled utilizing the
own money of the artistes themselves.
hoisted the National Flag on
15th August, at the premises of Artistes Association.
Later Vijayakanth and
a white dove enabling it fly into the sky.
To make it adore the American
National Library, Kavingnar Vairamuthtu's
were recorded on audio cassettes by making
Vairamuththu himself read them out loudly
in his own voice and style that's unique to him.
Popular actor Jackie
Chan had written a letter to Prime
Minister Vajpayee requesting him to ban the
killing of cattle.
2000' Talent Competitions were conducted by
was elected as Joint Secretary of Artistes
acted by Rajinikanth-Meena ran
for 200 days in Japan,
some of the actors and actresses of Japan are now acting in a
Tamil film. It's shooting took place in Chennai.
directs it. Dhaamu and
Mayilsamy are also acting in it.
Actress Meena has made the
commitment that she's donating her eyes.
free marriages for 48 pairs at Dheni.
News spread that Income Tax
officials conducted sudden raids in the houses of Salmon
Khan and Aishwarya
An agreement was signed so
that Kovai United Hospital and Apollo Hospital would render services on
a joint venture basis.
was elected as Film Chamber President.
Aishwarya and Soundarya,
along with other school girls, danced at the 'Dhaya
2000' Talent Competitions conducted by Lata
Rajinikanth. From among the participant groups,
two best groups were selected and these two were awarded a cash prize of
000 rupees by 'Dinakaran'
Tamil Daily Newspaper.
story and dialogue for the Telugu
film "Royala Seema Ramanna Chaudri".Nepolian
in it as Jadathari Swamygal. Mohan Babu
had acted in it as hero. Suresh Krishna
had directed it.
"Kaatrukkenna Vaeli" directed
by Pugazhaenthi and
acted by Kushboo-Sujitha was
refused censor certificate. Protesting against this, Pugazhaenthi
went on fasting for 5 days at a stretch.
Tamilnadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi
complete tax-exemption for the film "Bharathi"
acted by Saayaaji Shindey-Devayani.
He announced tax concession for "Uyirin Uyirae"
New agreement was signed between
Association headed by Bharathi
Film Producers Council headed by IbrahimRowther.
members discussed Producer Councils' demand
and announced that artistes salary should be settled before the completion
of the film work. They also decided not to use cell phone during shooting.
Without accepting artistes'
decisions, producers announced the following resolutions: Only 10% of salary
should be paid in advance to the artistes. Excepting 5 specific artistes,
in all others' cases there should be salary restrictions. Until these demands
are accepted, producers won't start new film projects.
Every year on his birth day,
is giving away literary award
in the name of his mother Rajalakshmi Ammal.
Last year, he gave away social service award in the name of his father,
Sivaji Ganesan's life
history is being compiled in V.C.D.
as well as book form,
both in Tamil and
languages. Dr. T.S.Narayanasamy compiles
The telecast of
'Kodeeswaran Programme' in
Sun T.V. gets started.
Ram" was selected and sent from India for
participation in Oscar Award
Actor Rajkumar was
released by the forest brigand Santhana Veerappan.
The Artistes Association, Tamil
Film Producers Council, Film Chamber and the
Guild conveyed felicitations to Chief
Minister KalaignarKarunanidhi for his full-pledged
efforts that culminated in the release of actor Rajkumar.
Chief Minister Karunanidhi
away Bharathiyaar Award to
Ganesan-Babuji 'Sadhabishegam' was
in the International Film Festival
in Mumbai as
Viji committed suicide because of love failure.
In the letter she had written she had made the charge that director A.R.Ramesh
responsible for her death.
In connection with the suicide
of Viji, director A.R.Ramesh
Amman" actress Roja
had completed the 100th film
of her acting career. Her first film was "Chembaruththi".
Chief Minister Karunanidhi
that 17 small budget films would each get rupees 5 lakhs as subsidy.
The feud between the film producers
and the artistes came to an end.
was selected as the Best Actor
for the year 1999. The Best Film
and the Best Actress
was Simran as
per the announcement of the Tamilnadu Government.
Sivaji Ganesan award and
Vijay was announced as the receipient of