100 year's of cinema - 10 crore people's money - For whom - for the people? or Jaya TV? - Red Pix
The four-day grand Indian Cinema Centenary Celebrations to commemorate the achievements of Indian cinema in the last 100 years will be held from 21-24 September in Chennai. The celebrations are organized by South Indian Film Chamber Of Commerce with the help of the state government.
The state government gave away a cheque for Rs 10 crore to members of South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce as part of its contribution towards conducting the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema in the city.
Chief minister J. Jayalalithaa handed over the cheque to C. Kalyan, president of SIFCC, when the latter along with other office-bearers of Chamber called on her to request her to inaugurate the four-day event, scheduled to commence on September 21 and distribute awards. Also, members urged the chief minister to preside over the valedictory function.
Besides the office-bearers of SIFCC, a host of dignitaries including those from Tamil Nadu Film Producers' Council led by its president A. Kothanda Ramaiah, FEFSI president Ameer, South India Film Artistes Association president R. Sarath Kumar and Tamil Nadu Film Directors Association president Vikraman too called on Jayalalithaa at the secretariat here and invited her.
President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to participate in the valedictory function on September 24. The film fraternity has planned to celebrate the centenary in a grand manner and have accordingly organised to hold a host of events across the city.