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Shyam Benegal to inaugurate Chitra Varsha tomorrow

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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 Kannada.

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 Saturday.

Finally, thanks to 'Chitra Varsha", the local people of Bengaluru will now get to see some quality off beat cinema.

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