A grand feast is about to start for Kannada film lovers. 'Chitra
Samooha" has now come up with a new idea to showcase the art of
various filmmakers, who have been unable to show their talent due
to lack of theatres for screening these films. The institution is
determined to shed light on quality films that are being made in
This idea has evolved into the formation of 'Chitra Varsha". For
an entire year starting from this Saturday, 104 shows of 52 off
beat Kannada films made in the past decade will be screened at
Suchitra Film Society. Every movie will have two shows one on
Saturday and one on Sunday, at 6:30 pm.
The inauguration of 'Chitra Varsha" will be held at JSS
auditorium. The master of India Cinema, director Shyam Benegal will
be going to Bengaluru for inaugurating 'Chitra Varsha". Dr UR
Ananthamurthy, who has been honoured by Jnanapeeth award, will also
be present at the event.
The main aim of 'Chitra Varsha" is to preserve those films, who
despite winning recognition nationally and internationally are
facing a hard time. One such neglected film Vimukthi, which had
managed to win national acclaim in 2008, will be screened on
Finally, thanks to 'Chitra Varsha", the local people of
Bengaluru will now get to see some quality off beat cinema.