Kannada Chalanachitra Academy (KCA) has started the celebration of
100th birth anniversary of legendary filmmaker of Golden era of
Kannada cinema, B Ramakrishna Panthulu. IT&BT Minister Katta
Subramanya Naidu and popular senior actress Dr. B Saroja Devi
inaugurated the function on Monday evening.
The KCA has organised the BR Panthulu's film festival
(Chitrotsava) on the eve of his 100th birth anniversary.
Panthulu-directed 19 films are being screened at Priyadarshini
Theatre and Badami House along with a seminar on his films. A book
on Panthulu will also be released on the occasion. The KCA is
spending 25 lakhs on his film fest, says the president of the KCA,
Meanwhile, the KCA also celebrated its first anniversary on the
occasion. BR Panthulu's daughter BR Vijayalakshmi handed over the
script of the movie Shri Krishnadevaraya, which is one
among the important movies directed by him. Talking about BR
Panthulu on the occasion, Dr. B Saroja Devi described him as