Cultural show at CIFF inauguration

The inaugural function of the CIFF will feature performances by Shobana, Swarnamalya, singer Karthik and Anil Srinivasan on 12 December.

Actor Mohanlal will participate in the closing ceremony on 19 December , said Suhasini Maniratnam, who heads the organising committee.

Music director Anirudh, who will also perform at the closing ceremony, will be awarded the Amitabh Bachchan award for Youth Icon of the Year.

12 Tamil films as part of a competition, 17 from Indian Panorama and three documentaries on Ellis R Dungan, Gemini Ganesan and K Subramanyam will be screened during the festival.