A.R Rahman's son gives debut performance at CIFF

Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R Rahman's son Ameen gave his first public performance at the opening ceremony of 10th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) here Thursday.

Dec 13 2012, 12:46pm CST | by

A.R Rahman's son gives debut performance at CIFF
Photo Credit: Chris Weeks, Getty Images

Chennai, Dec 13 — Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R Rahman's son Ameen gave his first public performance at the opening ceremony of 10th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) here Thursday.

The 10-year-old Ameen performed a short medley on the piano from Mani Ratnam's "Roja" to a full house here, while students from Rahman's KM music conservatory also entertained with exhilarating performances.

Members from KM foundation choir performed "Al Maddath Maula" from Aamir Kan starrer "Mangal Pandey" and two of Rahman's greatest Tamil hits from "Thiruda Thiruda" and "Kadhalan".

The event was led by Tamil actress Suhasini Maniratnam along with Tamil actor R. Sarath Kumar, president, South Indian Artists Association and Tamil director Ameer and cinematographer S.P Jananathan.

Speaking at the event, Sarath Kumar said: "This event wouldn't have been possible without the support of Tamil Nadu government and the relentless effort of Suhasini and her team".

"We've requested the state government to sanction us funds to have separate screening theatres to organize film festivals and encourage the development of arts," he added.

The eight-day long event will screen 154 films from over 50 countries. Out of the 154 films, 12 Tamil, 9 Indian panorama and 133 foreign films will be screened.

The 12 Tamil films will compete in a special category competition to be judged by Veteran Tamil actor Sivakumar, cinematographer B.R Vijayalakshmi and national award winning Tamil director A. Sarkunam.

The winners will receive trophies from megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Dec 20. The opening film of the festival was French drama "Amour".

IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Kanye West to Host 2016 VMAs and Run for President
Kanye West to Host 2016 VMAs and Run for President
Kanye West made a long speech while receiving this year’s Michael Jackson Vanguard Award in which he might have just scored himself a chance to host the next year’s awards.
 
 
2015 MTV VMAs Top Ten Scandals and Highlights
2015 MTV VMAs Top Ten Scandals and Highlights
The top 10 scandals and highlights of the VMAs were quite hey consisted of exciting and interesting flashpoints.
 
 
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is Expecting Twins
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is Expecting Twins
Marissa Mayer just unveiled on Tumblr that she is pregnant with identical twins.
 
 
Miley Cyrus Wants This Year’s MTV Awards “Psychedelic” and “Raw”
Miley Cyrus Wants This Year’s MTV Awards “Psychedelic” and “Raw”
Miley Cyrus reveals a bit about her plans for this year's MTV Video Music Awards