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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

16 - Women as Software Engineers in Indian Tamil Cinema

from Part IV - Cultural Perspectives from Asia-Pacific


Prior to the 2010 World Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore, a music video called “Semmozhiyaan Tamil Mozhiyaan” made its way to television networks across Tamil Nadu. The video was shot by Gautham Menon and had music composed by A. R. Rehman – both leading figures in the Tamil film industry at the time, with lyrics penned by the then chief minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) headman Muthuvl Karunanidhi. The song was intended as an anthem for the conference, but soon started being referred to as the state anthem.