Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sukanya in Ulagaayutha Awards: A star-studded event !

For classic film lovers, the function was a walk down memory lane. Bi-Cell�s Cinema Today exhibition and Ulagaayutha award function were jointly organized at the Chennai Trade Centre Nandambakkam on March 6, 7 and 8th. Many eminent people from the movie industry attended the two-day seminar arranged as part of the awards event. Subendu Dutta, MD, Sony Ltd., Thriunavukarasu, editor, Nizhal magazine, directors R.C. Shakthi and K. Bhagyaraj graced the opening ceremony. On the second day, a workshop and seminar on photography were orgainzed attended by renowned cinematographers from Kollywood. The third day incorporated another seminar attended y directors M. Raja, Karu Pazhaniappan, artist Trotsky Marudhu and film historian Randor Guy.

A book by T.P. Rajalakshmi, heroine of the first talkie Kalidas, was released by actress Sukanya. Awards were given to films released between 1931 and 1935. The Ulagaayutha Talkie was awarded to Seetha Kalyanam and Thuukku Thuukki, released in 1935. Seetha Kalyanam hero S. Rajam received the award from contemporary heroes Jayam Ravi and Jiiva. Along with it, a cash award of 10,000 sponsored by the Peraanmai assistant directors� crew was also given. Producer Av. Meyyappa Chettiar, producer of the classic Alli Arjuna, Kalidas film director H.M. Reddy, lyricist Baskaradas, Seetha Kalyanam�s character artist and Veenai.S. Balachander's son S.P.S. Raman, T.K.S. Kalaivanan, N.S. Krishnan�s son-in-law Varadarajan who had performed in Menaka, Dambachari hero Ganesh Babu, Pavalakkodi director Ramachandran were also honoured. The awards were given by K. Balachander, Kum. Sachu, Sukanya and director S.P. Muthuraman. Ulagaayutha Founder director S.P. Jananathan gave the vote of thanks to all the celebrities and award winners.

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