Kolaveri Di success shows regional cinema's mass appeal

By Hindustan Times

South Indian superstar Suriya Saturday said regional cinema had potential for success across the country, in the same manner in which 'Tanglish' song Why This Kolaveri Di has become the contemporary chant of the nation.

Suriya, who has starred in blockbusters like Ghajini (in Tamil) and the Tamil version of Singam was speaking as the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Panaji.

"Regional cinema is not getting focus. Most of the West thinks that Indian cinema is Hindi cinema," Suriya said.

"Regional cinema has the potential to build bridges across regions and cultures… Kolaveri Di plays in all the FM stations across India," Suriya said.

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