Free screening of nine southern classics started today, September 16, 2013, in Chennai as part of Indian Cinema Centenary Festival (ICCF).
Satyam Cinema will screen one film a day. It has started with Tamil film Aayirathil Oruvan and over the next few days it will screen four Tamil, two Malayalam, two Kannada and one Telugu films.
"In order to bring in the celebratory mood, we are screening several yesteryear classics in a leading multiplex screen. Starting today (Monday), nine classics will be screened free of cost of the public in digital and celluloid formats," said a statement.
Other movies on the list are Karnan (Tamil), Rickshawkaran (Tamil), Adimaipen (Tamil), Mayabazar (Telugu), Bangaratha Manushya (Kannada), Sangoli Rayanna (Kannada), Chemmeen (Malayalam) and Neelakuli (Malayalam).
Indian Cinema Centenary Festival will be held in Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium, Chennai. The event will be inagurated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, on September 21.
President Pranab Mukherjee will be the Chief Guest of the valedictory function of 100 years of Indian Cinema, which is scheduled on September 24. The event will also be attended by Tamil Nadu Governor Rossaiha, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
(Inputs from IANS)