Karnan crosses 100-days in its re-release after 50 years

Chennai, June 30 (TruthDive): The digitally improved classic movie Karnan celebrated its 100 days function at Sathyam Cinemas Entrance and still continues to receive crowds even after its successful completion of 100 days.

The digitally enhanced form of late veteran Kollywood legend, Sivaji Ganesan’s Karnan was released by Shanti Chockalingam of Divya Films during March of this year. To the surprise of the film industry, the movie is still running with packed houses in Chennai, Kovai, Tiruchy, Nagercoil and Tirunelveli.

June 23rd was its 100th day of release and to mark the celebration a grand function was held at Sathyam Cinemas Entrance. Mr. Y. Gee Mahendiran, Mr. E.V.K.S Elangovan and Ms. Madhuvanthi Arun graced the occation.

The grand celebration was organized by K.V.P. Boominathan (President – All India Sivaji Ganesan Fans Association), Ilayaventhan Shiva, M.K. Kanth, M.A. Masthan, M. Kesava and C.K. Manavalan.

The new improved film was released after improving the old version film digitally in March. The digitalization and re-release works were done by Chokkalingam and Shanthi Chokkalingam. As soon as the film was released, they saw a huge response to the film.

Chokklingam felt glad that Karnan is gaining momentum and more and more theatres are coming up to screen it not only in Chennai but also across Tamil Nadu.

The original movie “Karnan” was first released in 1964. It is one of the best films in the legendary actor Sivaji Ganesan’s hitlists and the film is best remembered for Sivaji’s emotion-filled acting and NTR’s portrayal of Lord Krishna and the lingering melodies of singer Sirgazi Govindarajan.

The new version, released after 50 years, is improved digital version which was done for Rs 40 lakh, under the hardwork by a team of fans of the Nadigar Thilagam for three years and has reportedly grossed Rs 5 crore. While Sivaji played the Karnan role, Asokan played Duryodana, Muthuraman was Arjuna, and N.T.R. as Krishna.

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