The story of archiving our movies for future generations, has been one of callous indifference and sloth, once you take an effort in looking at what could have been saved, what was saved, and what luck ensured for posterity.
The human intervention, in all these, as far as contribution is concerned, has been sadly, hugely short-coming.
Even now, with the resources and were withal that the powers-that-be have at their disposal, save for some passionate individuals, who zealously guard their archives from being squandered and wasted away, the state machine chugs on, blissfully unaware of its responsibility.
If only, they woke up and smelt the disintegrating celluloid.
Thankfully they did, and here is how they plan to do it.
|The Lost Child||1928||J. C. Daniel|
|Marthanda Varma||1933||P. V. Rao|
|Nirmala||1948||V. V. Rao|
|Vellinakshatram||1949||Felix J. Beyse|
|Nalla Thanka||1950||P. V. Krishna Iyer|
|Sthree||1950||R. Velappan Nair|
|Sasidharan||1950||T. Janaki Ram|
|Prasanna||1950||Sri Ramalu Naidu|
|Chandrika||1950||V. S. Raghavan|
|Chechi||1950||T. Janaki Ram|