KOCHI: Chithranjali, once the final word on Malayalam films, is coming to Kochi. A unit of the Chithranjali studio under the Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC)will be opened in Kochi on Saturday.
Cultural Affairs Minister M A Baby will inaugurate the studio near Kakkanad NGO Quarters at 4 pm. Union Minister K V Thomas will be the chief guest. K Babu MLA will preside over the function.
P Rajeev MP will switch on the sound studio while the editing suite will be switched on by V Venu, Secretary, Cultural Affairs Department. The studio will have its first voice recording by singer K S Chithra.
Chalachithra Academy chairman K R Mohanan will release the leaflet of the studio.
District panchayat president P S Shyla and District Collector M Beena will also attend the function.
Initially, the studio will have facilities for dubbing and editing, said KSFDC chairman K G George. The studio is being set up at a cost of Rs 35 lakh. Modern technology is being employed for sound recording and music recording.
The studio unit is being set up in Kochi in view of the city's increased importance in the Malayalam film world. Soon the KSFDC will set up an outdoor unit and a shooting floor in Kochi, he said.
The chairman said that the KSFDC will get the land for constructing a theatre complex at Alappuzha on March 12. As part of its modernisation, the KSFDC has made a number of achievements in the last five