Photos: South Indian film industry celebrating 100 years of cinema
It's now the turn of South Indian film industry to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema - starting today (Saturday) top actors and technicians from the four southern states will participate in a grand four-day commemorative event being organised by the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) in Chennai. Leading stars of Bollywood, including Amitabh Bhachchan, will be among the guests. Tamil Nadu chief minister will inaugurate the event at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium this evening.
Tamil film stars, including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, will kick off the series of entertainment events today. The Malayalam film industry will perform on 23 Septmeber, while Kannada and Telugu stars will organise their shows on 22 September. In the run up to the event, music shows, screening of old films and exhibitions are being held in various parts of the city. The Tamil Nadu government has granted Rs 10 crore to the SIFCC. President Pranab Mukherjee and the chief ministers of the four southern states will participate in the grand finale on 24 September. Here are some images of the celebrations.