Students to celebrate India cinema's centenary year

Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Enthusiastic students of Ethiraj College for Women here will join hands with Tamil director A.L. Venky to pay homage to 100 years of Indian cinema through an exhibition called Flashback, aimed to showcase and document the dynamic growth of cinema.

"As many as 250 students from the visual communication department of Ethiraj College for Women are working on the research material for this exhibition. Several popular studios as AVM and L.V Prasad have come forward to lend their archival materials for display at the exhibition," said a statement from the visual communication department of Ethiraj College.

The exhibition, which will be inaugurated Dec 14, is slated for Dec 15-21 at the Anna University campus in the Tamil Nadu capital.

"The exhibition will display rare photographs, unusual facts, archival information, miniature of sets, cut outs and posters of Indian cinema over the century. A puppet show which relate to the history of cinema will also be performed at the exhibition," further read the statement.

"A tent talkie, which was the original mode for exhibition of cinema, will be at the exhibition playing archival clippings and significant shots of Indian cinema. Popular sets such as the courtroom scene from Tamil classic 'Parasakthi' will be recreated and the viewing public can have themselves photographed on these sets," added the statement.

A group of 100 artists will called Chennai Weekend Artists will participate and sketch, paint and display key scenes from milestone films.