The Tamil cult classic ‘Nayagan’ starring Kamal Haasan and directed by Mani Ratnam is now selected as one of the top 20 movies made in India cinema. That’s logical coz who can ever forget that as the ever memorable Velu Nayakar?
The celluloid classic was a part of the T20 of Indian films at a contest arranged by the IFFI. Sources confirmed that ‘Nayagan’ was the only Tamil film to get placed among the top 20 ranks. And guess what? There were about 1.9 million entries and it’s a real pleasure for us to know that Mani Ratnam’s classic made it. Six persons from different parts of the country were announced winners of the first ever “T20 of Indian Cinema” competition launched by the Entertainment Society of Goa.
Mother India, Anand, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Charulata, Sholay, Do Bhiga Zamin, Guide, Mughal-e-Azam, Pyasa, Bhuvan Shome, Garam Hawa, Ghatashraddha, Elipathayam, Kagaz Ke Phool, Pather Panchali, Sant Tukaram, Madhumati, Jane Bhi Do Yaro, and Nayagan were the final 20 contestants of this mega contest.
It’s worthy to mention here that ‘Nayagan’ also holds the glory for being told as one of the best Indian movies of the century by the ‘Time’ magazine.