Meanwhile, the 150th birthday celebrations of V O Chidambaranar, popularly known as ‘Kappalottiya Tamilan’ will start from 5 September. Just like how Tamilnadu was a pioneer in the war for freedom, it also leads from the front in the Independence day celebrations.
On the occasion of the 50th Independence Day, the song ‘Thaimanne Vanakkam’ – ‘Vande Mataram’, directed by Bharathbala with lyrics by Vairamuthu and music by AR Rahman, was released and became very popular.
Similarly now another patriotic song composed by G V Prakash, directed by A Rajasekar is all set to be released for the 75th Independence Day.
Camerawork for the song will be by R D Rajasekar with Arun Raja Kamaraj penning the lyrics. The song will pay homage to the freedom fighters all over India.
The song will be released in 12 languages including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, Oriya, Marathi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Konkani. Leading filmmakers and athletes in India will be involved in the creation of the song.
The song will be shot in various scenic and historical places from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and will be screened in all theaters and visual media in India.
As a highlight of filming this song, a world record attempt of canvas painting for 6 km titled under the title ‘Connecting India With Colors’ is being made.
Historical events of warriors who fought for independence all over India starting from Tamilnadu are drawn by 75 leading painters from different states of India.
We will get this record into the Guinness book of records, limca book of records and Asian book of records.
The first look motion poster of the song will be released on 5 September to mark the 150th anniversary of the V O Chidambaranar.
During this ceremony a vault containing the literature works of VOC will be published.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the VOC, a book titled ‘VOC 150’ written by 150 Tamil personalities from around the world will be released.
Chidambaranar was one of the first freedom fighters in India to get a political biography in 1906. The book, which was banned by the British in India and kept in the London Museum, was retrieved (by Librarian and Analyst Mr.Rangaiya Murugan), and will be released in Tamil as ‘Tamil perunchol VOC’. The book will be released in English as ‘The Big Word V.O.C’.
All of these will be made available as an audio book, video book, Kindle version, and VOC mobile app.
Chakra Foundation Founder Chakra Rajasekar and Vidhai Book Publications Founder A. Subramanian are co-hosting the event with the help of well-wishers.