In first person: M. Karunanidhi

Cinema for a cause

Print edition : October 18, 2013

M. Karunanidhi. In the background is a picture of his mentor C.N. Annadurai. Photo: Murasoli Rajesh

Sivaji Ganesan in his debut movie "Parasakthi". The "singing actor" K.R. Ramaswamy was to play the lead role in the film. But since he had other commitments, Sivaji Ganesan was contracted to take up the role, which he made memorable. Photo: The Hindu Archives

M.G. Ramachandran and G. Sakunthala in "Manthiri Kumari", the film based on a play by the same name written by Karunanidhi. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Ellis R. Duncan. He directed "Manthiri Kumari" and a few other Tamil movies. Photo: The Hindu Archives

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