Writer and producer Kalaignanam was honoured with the title of Kadhai Chakravarthy at an event organised by the Tamil Kalai Ilakkiya Panpaatu Peravai.
Mr. Kalaignanam, who has written the stories for over 200 movies in the Tamil film industry, holds the credit for being the producer who introduced actor Rajinikanth as the lead in the 1978 film Bhairavi. “I never had any plans of becoming a hero but Mr. Kalaignanam said he was interested in producing a film with me as the hero,” said Mr. Rajinikanth.
Directors Bharathiraja, Bhagyaraj, Ameer, poet Vairamuthu, actor Sivakumar, Ministers Vijayabaskar and Kadambur Raju spoke at the event.
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