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Tamil film festival in Norway in April

MUMBAI: Tamil cinema, known as India‘s second largest film industry in terms of revenue and worldwide distribution, has enjoyed consistent popularity among populations in South East Asia. Way back in 1998, the Tamil film Chandralekha, Muthu was dubbed into Japanese language as Mutu: Odoru Maharaja and grossed a record $1.6 million.


Last year, Endhiran (Robot) grossed a record $4 million in North America. After making waves in many international markets, Tamil films are now set to make its presence felt in Norway.


People in Norway have organised a Norway Tamil Film Festival scheduled to be held from 20 to 25 April in Oslo. Having 15 films, the festival will screen Sun Pictures‘ Rajinikant starrer Endhiran directed by Shankar. Few other films have been shortlisted to be screened at the festival.


Other films to be screened at the festival are Angadi Theru, Kalavani, Madraspattinam, Aadukalam, Mynaa, Boss Engira Baskaran, Vinnaithandi Varuvaya, Yudham Sei, Tha and Thenmerku Paruvakkaatru.


Organisers of the festival are seeking support from the Norwegian government for the event.

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