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Saturday April 16, 2011

Subra: Local Tamil movies have come a long way

LOCALLY-produced Tamil films could be considered a success if they are screened at cinemas in Tamil Nadu, reported Makkal Osai.

It quoted MIC deputy president Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam as saying that the local Tamil film industry had come a long way in achieving greater success compared to the early 80s.

He said it was possible to take the film industry to greater heights with the involvement of youngsters who can bring new ideas and technology.

Discussions are being held with Astro, RTM and other private broadcasting stations to give more airtime for locally produced dramas and telemovies, he told reporters after attending an event to release a locally produced Tamil movie titled KL To Ipoh at the Sungai Siput Convention Centre in Perak.

> Tamil Nesan quoted Johor state executive councillor M. Asojan as saying that KTM Berhad should hold talks with district councils, the land office and the state government before issuing eviction notices to residents.

He said this after a dialogue session with residents of Simpang Renggam and Layang-Layang who received a one-month eviction notice as their homes have to make way for a double-tracking railway project.

The state government had agreed to give land or houses to the affected residents, he said, adding that the residents should wait patiently for an amicable solution.

Asojan, who is state MIC secretary, also said it was the duty of the people's representatives to deal with the people's problems.

> Malaysia Nanban reported the death of Indian playback singer K.S. Chithra's eight-year-old daughter Nandana in Dubai on Wednesday.

Nandana's body was found in a swimming pool in a villa in Emirates Hills where the singer was staying.

The child was then rushed to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Chithra, together with her husband Vijay Sankar and Nandana, was in Dubai to participate in a cultural show on Saturday organised by music maestro A.R. Rahman.

> Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a sub-heading, it denotes a separate news item.