A record unsurpassed -67 years in the film industry and still in demand is what SowcarJanaki is today. Samavesh hall in Savera was packed with audiences including a few who is who of Madras at an event to celebrate Madras Day which is spread over a fortnight now. Mohan Ram, who anchored the event-Cinema Rendezvous, took us on a journey of her life in films, showing clips, right from the movie Sowcar where the sprightly bright eyed teenager made her debut and won the hearts of every movie lover. Subsequently Sowcar Janaki acted in films in other languages including Hindi and her diction was to the manner born. In the interaction that followed, I asked her, how she was able to maintain her excellent English without it getting corrupted (her English diction is very good and without any regional accent) despite having to learn regional languages for acting in films other than in her mother tongue. She said from her childhood days she liked listening to BBC news and reading English newspapers and always believed in perfection.