'1977: Key Events

  • In the general election, Indira Gandhi is defeated and the Janata Party, a coalition of disparate opposition groups, takes power under Morarji Desai. The Emergency is withdrawn.
  • In Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK comes to power with M. G. Ramachandran as chief minister. He introduces schemes to assist the Tamil film industry, including government subsidies. Tamil film production leaps from 66 films in 1978 to 105 in 1979.
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