To commemorate the golden jubilee of the Sivaji film Ganesan ‘Paarthal Pasi Theerum’, which was released on Pongal day in 1962 the Nadigar Thilagam Film Appreciation Society organized a meeting in Chennai on Sunday.The society formed in October, 2011, with Y Gee Mahendra as its president, plans to screen classic films of the legendary actor once in two months on a Sunday. The annual subscription is Rs 750 for two and Rs 500 for one person. The event was attended by Sivaji’s eldest son Ramkumar, veteran actress Sowcar Janaki,MN Rajam, composer Ramamurthy, Gemini Ganesan’s daughter Kamala Selvaraj, YG Mahendra’s daughter Madhuvanthi Arun, Nalli Kuppusami Chettiyar and veteran script writer Aroor Das.
“Sivaji always thought of Sowcar Janaki as classy and sophisticated,” said producer Ramkumar Ganesan, Sivaji’s eldest son. “That is why he cast her in the role of a modern woman in the film ‘Pudhiya Paravai’. Before that Sowcar had only acted in homely roles,” he said.
Sowcar Janaki, 80, lives in Bangalore and drove down to Chennai for the event. “I was lucky to get an opportunity to act with a great actor like Sivaji,” she said, blushing, when T K Ramamurthi, music director of ‘Paarthal Pasi Theerum’ declared that she was one of Sivaji’s favourite actors. “Not many know this, but Sivaji used to refer to Sowcar Janaki as ‘Darling’,” he said.
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