380th Madras Day: Once Upon a Time in Kollywood

The year is 1980. It’s yet another day in the lives of film buffs Kamal Haasan, Santhana Bharathi, PC Sreeram and Mani Ratnam. They gather at Samco Hotel’s roof-top in Alwarpet, for an evening of tea and conversation. All of them are in their teens and have a common love for ‘good’ cinema. Apart from Kamal, none of them has made it big yet.

Cut to 2019… Santhana Bharathi has won a National Award for directing Mahanadi (1994). PC Sreeram and Mani Ratnam are now household names. This is the story of Once Upon a Time… in Kollywood.

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