The trailer launch of legendary Sivaji Ganesan’s restored digital version of epic movie Karnan was launched at Sathyam Cinemas on February 21.
BR Panthulu’s Karnan will now be re-released in digital format soon.
At the launch function director Cheran urged present day filmmakers not to keep Sivaji Ganesan’s film titles for current films. Said Cheran : “ I’m an ardent fan of Sivaji Ganesan. Today,anyone can act in films irrespective of whether you have acting talent or not. So by keeping the titles of thespian Sivaji Ganesan’s films, the present filmmakers are bringing disrespect to the legendary actor.”
Cheran challenged current filmmakers to remake a Sivaji Ganesan film. Added Cheran : “ One can remake Billa’s and Maapillai’s, but it is impossible to remake Sivaji’s immortal Tamil classics.”
Kamala Theatre owner Chidambaram wondered why Sivaji Ganesan’s wax statue was not put up at Madame Tussad’s in London, where Amitabh Bachchan’s statue has been put up.
Those present at the trailer launch were Sivaji Ganesan’s son Ramkumar,director Panthulu’s daughter BR Vijayalakshmi, singer P suseela, PB Srinivas,music composer TK Ramamurthy, VS Raghavan, Master Sridhar and Shanmuga Sundaram.