Wednesday was a big day for new politician Kamal Haasan who officially launched his party – Makkal Needhi Maiam [Centre For People’s Justice] – in Madurai, after making a tour of Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram, his home town Paramakudi, and Manamadurai. Arriving in Madurai a little after 6 PM with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Haasan announced the name of the party and hoisted the flag. His speech that followed the announcement was quite dramatic indeed, filled with theatrical pauses, professions of love for his supporters, counter-jibes at other politicians, and a general declaration of the party’s manifesto.
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We at Silverscreen were right in the midst of things, trailing Kamal Haasan’s entourage, and capturing moments along the tour. Some highlights: