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Photo expo recreates magic of old films

DC | PRASHANTH VIJAYAKUMAR
Published Dec 18, 2013, 5:39 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 1:04 am IST
Anna University celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema on its campus.
Students cheerfully take pictures with cutouts of thespian Sivaji Ganesan from the film Navarathri.
 Students cheerfully take pictures with cutouts of thespian Sivaji Ganesan from the film Navarathri.

Chennai: Film buffs can now get to see rare photographs of super­sta­rs who reigned supreme from 1930s to 1970s  thanks to an  exhibition organised by the Anna Uni­ver­sity at its  Chennai campus to ce­lebrate the 100 years of Indian Cinema.

“We sourced all the ph­o­tographs from AVM studious,” revealed  J, Divya, a third year visual communication student of the Ethiraj College for Women, whch has joined hands with the university to hold the exhibition.

 

“The main aim was to highlight the importance of film studious. Some of the big studious like Jupiter Pictures provided  a platform  for leaders like C.N. Annadurai, M. Karunanidhi, and M.G.R,” said Robin Babu, a student of the Department of Media Sciences.

“ We  are calling the exhibition a flashback and have made an effort to portray all stalwarts of the industry,” said Dr Chitra Venkatachalam, dean of students, Ethiraj College for Women. 

Prototypes of all old cameras used some five decades ago are also on display at the exhibition. A shadow puppet show at the venue is an added attraction. The exhibition will remain open  to the public until December  21. 

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Location: Tamil Nadu


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