Jan 21, 2007


We are happy to recieve the following message from the doyen of Film Society movement in India , Sri.P.K.Nair.

" Dear P.Chandran ,

I am glad to know you are showing UMBERTO D with Tamil subtitles . You 've done a great break through . This is exactly what I wanted to do at the Archive because I feel that's the only way to make the great classics of Cinema to our ordinary people and thereby improve their tastes . Pl keep me in touch with the feedback you've from the audience .

Warm regards
P.K.Nair "

P.K. Nair
P.K. Nair archivist, film scholar and film festival consultant, has headed the National Film Archive of India in Pune for nearly three decades. He built it up from scratch to its present international status as one of the leading film archives in Asia. He played a leading role in developing film studies in India, and is an authority on Indian cinema. He has taught extensively in India and abroad, and has guided several research scholars through their doctoral theses on various aspects of the art form. He has served as jury member of several national and international film festivals, and continues to be actively involved in film archiving, and the training of young archivists, filmmakers and film critics. A dedicated film historian and film scholar, he has made an in-depth study of Indian silent cinema and written extensively on various aspects of the evolution of cinema in India.

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