Skit, dance and stunt to depict cinema`s journey

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2013, 20:06 PM IST

Chennai: The journey of Indian cinema from silent era to the technology powered digital times would be showcased through dances, song sequences, skits, stunt shows and other cultural events at the celebrations of 100 years of Indian cinema, beginning here tomorrow.

According to sources "each decade would be brought alive," through representational presentations. Digital backdrops will be used to create virtual backgrounds. The timed-coded backdrops will project outdoor element or whatever is needed for the specific programme, be it a market place or a hillock in a forest to suit the song sequence or dance performances.

"We are trying to bring alive the immortal drum dance sequence from the 1948 blockbuster movie Chandralekha," Tamil film director R V Udayakumar, who is coordinating the cultural events for South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce told PTI.

The contribution of yesteryear stalwarts of Tamil cinema including MGR and Sivaji Ganesan will be recreated through creative programmes, he added.

Film directors, actors, stunt and dance masters have taken the responsibility to recreate specific periods of the 100 year cinema through innovative programmes, he said.