Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa inaugurated the 100 years of Indian Cinema on Saturday at Chennai. All four South Indian industries were geared up to honour their stars, who contributed to the growth of the industry. Tamil, Telugu and Kannada industries honoured their stars. Today the Mollywood stars are being honoured at the great ceremony.
According to reports, senior stars like Madhu, KPAC Lalitha and Kunjan had already reached Chennai for participating in the ceremony. The Malayalam industry is said to have prepared with a four hour long cultural programme to entertain the audience as well as to mark their gratitude towards their senior stars.
The function will honour 56 artists from the Malayalam industry. MT Vasudevan Nair, Madhu, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Merryland Studio and Udaya Studio will be honoured in the honourable presence of our President of India. It has been said that the very old patronages of the industry to the very recent stars will make their presence in the function.
Actor Madhu commented that he is very much blessed to be a part of such an auspicious moment as far as the industry is considered. All the performers had reached the venue by yesterday night.
The legends who led the Malayalam industry including 22 producers-distributors, seven theatre owners, 12 FEFKO members and 10 members from AMMA will be awarded special momentos in the function. The main highlight of the cultural programme will be the 'chenda melam' by actor Jayaram and dance performance by Shobana which will mark the end of the celebration.