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ANNA 100 A Video Documentary With Academic and Research Vision

ANNA 100 is a video documentary with an academic and research vision, among the clutter of videos produced by govt. agencies and Tamil media on the eve of Anna centenary celebrations. The documentary is produced by Prof. R. Thandavan, Dept.of Anna Centre for Public Affairs, University of Madras. It is directed by R R Srinivasan, a well-known documentary filmmaker, who became famous for his Nadhiyin Maranam (Death of a River) and En Peyar Palaru (My Name is Palaru), in association with the Dept.of Mass Media and Communication Studies, University of Madras. Its preliminary version will be launched on 14 09 2009 at Chennai to invite and incorporate public critiques in its final version. R R Srinvasan’s Nadhiyin Maranam created quite a storm when it was released soon after the massacre of 17 people, mostly dalits of a tea estate in Manjolai,Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, on July 23,1998. It even attracted the wrath of the state government in Tamil Nadu.

The history of social movements in Tamil Nadu is an expansive one covering several centuries and different ideologies. The history of the Dravidian social movement, in contrast, spans only the last 100 years. Despite arriving on the Tamil socio-political landscape lately, the Dravidian social movement has proved its merits in general and ideological prowess in particular through the diverse contributions of disparate social and political parties such as Justice Party, Self-Respect Movement, Dravidar Kazhagam, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, down the past several decades. Among the iconic leaders of the Dravidian social movement, the names of Periyar and Anna stand out in an exemplary manner. The positive socio-political, economic and cultural implications of the stellar contributions of Thanthai E V Ramasamy Periyar and Perarignar C N Annadurai are writ large in the average lives of Tamils in Tamil Nadu, India and abroad. The very significance of the same requires one to go beyond the ephemeral understanding of the patriarchs of Dravidian social movement. On the eve of the Perarignar Anna Centenary year, there is a greater need than before to come to terms with the real essence of his multi-faceted personality and his remarkable contributions to Tamil society. The present attempt in video, ANNA 100, seeks to fulfil the same objective by trying to provide in one plane a relatively good historiography of the several tracts of Dravidian social movement even while rooting for the documentation of Perarignar Anna’s life, times and contributions.

AnnaANNA 100 is an ongoing project. In its ultimate transformation, it will be providing adequate scope for the incorporation of the suggestions, comments and any mode of critique of the preliminary version that is being screened today. The final versions will be available in unabridged long version (several hours) for researchers in India and abroad as well as a standard version (100 mins.) for the benefit of general public.

25 comments

1 Diwakar Raja { 09.15.09 at 1:30 pm }

Hearty condolence to Perarignar Anna.

2 K.SIVAKUMAR { 09.15.09 at 2:45 pm }

SUCH A GREAT PERSON

3 Venkatesan.G { 09.15.09 at 5:54 pm }

Perarignar Anna Very Great Person.

4 K.MOHAN.,M.SC.M.PHIL.,D.A { 09.15.09 at 11:10 pm }

PERARIGNAR ANNA “THE GREAT PERSON”

5 mubarak john { 09.16.09 at 4:33 am }

RIGHT PERSON ARE NOW IN REGIME TO CELEBRATE THE 100 YEARS THALAIVAR

6 s. gunasekaran { 09.16.09 at 5:15 am }

“ANNA” centenary year is widely celebrated all over Tamil Nadu and the present Government headed by Dr. Kalaighar has made so many memorials and add a feather to the cap, Government of India released a coin on the eve of Anna’s 100th birth anniversary. Hats of to Dr. Kalaighar !

7 GANESAKUMAR { 09.16.09 at 10:35 am }

ANNA -enrum valum ANNA, nee kanjee ANNA alla,kalaigharin ANNA alla, kalaghathin thambikalin ANNA mattum alla . nee “TAMIL ANNA” enrum engum valum “TAMILARKALIN ANNA”.
Eni unakku enna pattam ventum BHARATHA RATTNA, NOBILE-Ventam ethai koduthu unnai ennidamirunthu pirikka virunbavillai.
enrum nee ANNA vakave eruppathe tamil,tamilanukku “PERUMITHAM”. VAKKAM.

8 GANESAKUMAR { 09.16.09 at 10:38 am }

Originally Posted By GANESAKUMARANNA -enrum valum ANNA, nee kanjee ANNA alla,kalaigharin ANNA alla, kalaghathin thambikalin ANNA mattum alla . nee “TAMIL ANNA” enrum engum valum “TAMILARKALIN ANNA”.
Eni unakku enna pattam ventum BHARATHA RATTNA, NOBILE-Ventam ethai koduthu unnai ennidamirunthu pirikka virunbavillai.
enrum nee ANNA vakave eruppathe tamil,tamilanukku “PERUMITHAM”. VANAKKAM.

9 sankar { 09.16.09 at 1:07 pm }

i have would see the person like that , if i have serch the history of life it my perious.
thank you,
syscom sankar

10 Satheesh. D { 09.17.09 at 9:01 am }

The only person with Great Thaughts

11 G.Emayavaramban { 09.17.09 at 12:14 pm }

Originally Posted By sankari have would see the person like that , if i have serch the history of life it my perious.
thank you,
syscom sankar

True revelutionary. A rising sun in the social movement of entire Tamil speaking people. An executor of Thanthai Periyar’s self respect movement. Anna is the source of all developments in the Tamil race of today.

12 SENTHILNATHAN { 09.17.09 at 1:57 pm }

PERARIGNAR ANNA TAMIZHAN TAMIZHANAGA VAZHA SEITHAVAR.ETHANAI KALAM AANALUM ANNA ANNA THAN.

13 Ilavarasan.G { 09.17.09 at 4:45 pm }

Veedhiyilae vilaindha ven thamarai mottukkalai ,Periyaral inam kandu eduthu, thoduthu samudhayathukku anivitha malar maalaigalilae mudhal malaidhan “ARIGAR ANNA”

14 SHANMUGAM.M { 09.18.09 at 1:46 am }

Anna is a great scholar,he open the eyes of the poor,guide to the people those who are all suppressed by the so called intelectuals.In his life he started his life from Periar,he found the good path to the ordinary man to participate in the politics by which alarge number of poor can become in the chair of power.Hence we like people should take oath that to encurage the youngsters from the poor to have an oppertunity which you availed so far.Now we have only one person Dr kalaingar who is having the heart of our Great Anna and we shuld streangthen his hands and obey his leadership,that only prove that you are a Thambi(Brother) of Anna, VAZKHA ANNA.

15 Sembian { 09.22.09 at 12:36 pm }

Thanks for the Valuable Work. And visit http://www.arignaranna.info for some more informations about Perarignar Anna

16 Vijayaraghavan { 09.23.09 at 3:07 pm }

LONG LIVE PERARIGNAR ANNA

17 NANDAKUMAR.SU { 09.24.09 at 8:02 am }

ANNA 100 -A Video Documentary With Academic and Research Vision concept is brain child of mine and Dr.G.Ravindran. This film was made with little money. I whole heartedly thank the producer and director of documentary to show ANNA in another view. I am egarly waiting to see final version of ANNA 100. Also I extend my thanks to visitors and commendators of this blog/website.

18 T.P.S.BARATWAJ { 09.25.09 at 2:16 pm }

ANNADURAI IS A GREAT PERSON. HIS THOUGHTS AND PRINCIPLES WILL LAST FOR EVER .KADAMAI ,KANNIYAM,KATTUPADDU WILL NEVERGET DESTROYED. ANNA ASKED MORE POWERS FOR STATES WHICH SHOULD BE GIVEN NOW.HIS PROTESTAGAINST HINDI CANNOT BE FORGOTTON BY ANY TAMIL PEOPLE. HE WANTED TO SEE EVERYONE HAVING EVERYTHING. HE WAS AGAINST CORRUPTIONAND HATED TO SEE RULERS INVOLVING IN CORRUPTION . HE WAS AGAINST BRINGING HIS FAMILY MEMBERS INTO POLITICS AND MINISTER POSTS. HIS WIFE WAS STRUGGLING WITH POVERTY WHICH WE CAN INFER THAT HE DID NOT WORK FOR HIS FAMILY AND WORKED FOR THE PEOPLE.

19 Kishore Budha { 09.25.09 at 2:36 pm }

Please don’t shout. Type in lowercase.

20 krishnamurthy.G { 09.26.09 at 9:41 am }

First of all I thank to Dr. Kalaingar to celebrate Peraringar Anna 100 in Kanchepuram this is the way only know the person who were all participate to develop the Country, Create awarness people,how to live people politely, honestly, Sincerely and how to talk very efficiently without insulting others and opposite person and to create people improve their knowledge. why i mentioned these above is I completely excited after read of his history. so once again i thank to Dr Kalangar.

With best regards

Krishnamurthy
Karai kattu street-CDM-608 001.

21 MANNI SRINIVASN . R { 10.12.09 at 7:29 am }

Anna enpadhu verum varthai alla athu oru sagaptham.Anna nee sentralum un kolgai sellavillai
valga anna valarga dmk

22 MANNAI SEENU { 10.12.09 at 7:37 am }

ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA ANNA-ANNA
ENPADHU EN GOLGAI

23 lenny Dickens { 10.13.09 at 10:48 am }

we need icons, signs or in other words – ghosts in order to sustain a cultural (read dominant) systems of power. These signifiers would always be revoked / reiterated in order to control power. ANNA 100 – could be read in the light of this.
long live Anna.

24 S.A.Alagarsamy { 12.24.09 at 4:39 am }

Anna was great. I have moved with Anna in 1967.infact i wanted to contest Arakonam in 1967 but i did not have the mental courage ..
But Anna was so simple like Gandhi.
MGR once said after Gandhi he followed only Anna
with best memories and thank BBC
s.A,Alagarsamy
http://www.mgrbiodiesel.com
India

25 Devaraju. K { 02.04.10 at 9:34 am }

anna is a great leader of tamil nadu. Anna is a elder brother of Tamil people.

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