At 6 pm onwards, interaction with VK Murthy will be held. Cinematographer Navroze Contractor welcomes V.K. Murthy. Renowned filmmaker Govind Nihalani will be screening a short film on VK Murthy and he will also share stories of his days with VK Murthy. His biographer Uma Rao will also talk about her association with him. The event is open to all.
Late actor Dr. Rajkumar was the first Kannadiga to be honoured with Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Now, Veteran cameraman, who has spent most of his life in Bollywood film industry and is presently staying in Bangalore, has become the second Kannadiga to get this honour. It is really a great matter of pride for Kannadigas.
However, VK Murthy is one of the most renowned cinematographer of the Hindi film Industry and is best known for his work in Chaudvin ka Chand and Pakeezah. He has worked as cameraman for several movies of Guru Dutt. He has also worked with directors like Pramod Chakraborthy, Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani.
VK Murthy will always be revered for the most magnificent works of the black and white era of Indian films. Some of his popular movies are Pakeezah, Razia Sultana, Ziddi, Love in Tokyo, Naya Zamana and Tamas.