South Indian stars to celebrate 100 years of cinema

South Indian stars to celebrate 100 years of cinema

To celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, the big wigs are joining hands. The centenary of Indian cinema will be celebrated by all the South Indian film industries. Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, Kamal Hassan, the Rajkumars and many other prominent South Indian Film artists, who have made difference in South cinema, will be coming together on a rare note. To celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, the big wigs are joining hands.All four South Indian film industries, namely Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada, will be celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema together! Kollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood and Sandalwood are joining hands!

To celebrate the centenary of the Indian film industry, the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) has come up with a novel plan. SIFCC Members from the four south Indian states met earlier this week to firm up a plan to collectively celebrate Indian cinema.
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The SIFCC president C Kalyan, told CT, “This is going to be a grand affair. We are all fortunate to be present to celebrate such a momentous occasion and we thought that south India should kickstart the celebrations.” Elaborating on the programme, he says, “We are most probably having it between April 26 and 28 in Chennai. The programme will include felicitations of all those who have made a difference in the industry. During the day we will have talks and workshops on filmmaking, while we will have music, dance and other talents showcased in the evenings. The final day will be a gala night, featuring prominent faces from across all industries.”

The programme is planned to happen at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai, which is currently under renovation. “We plan to approach Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa to help us get the venue on time. If we do not get it on the desired day, our next option is the Ramoji Rao Film City, Hyderabad. But, since most of the industry and technicians have Chennai roots, we might opt for Chennai,” says Kalyan. Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) President B Vijayakumar says, “We plan on inviting the President of India as the chief guest and also have all the four south Chief Ministers present.”

The industries are looking at having around a week’s time without shoots, so that all members from the various associations can take part whole-heartedly. “We will be discussing with the heads of associations, including Ambareesh, Thara and Rockline Venkatesh to figure out the time all their members can take off for rehearsals and other finer details,” says Vijayakumar. The proposed function will draw the likes of Ambareesh, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Mammootty and Mohanlal, among others.

The event will be held from April 26 to 28 this year.

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