Movie buffs unite for the love of old films

Nothing but love for old films has united as many as 35 movie buffs across the district under a banner

Published: 25th October 2013 12:24 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2013 12:24 PM   |  A+A-


Nothing but love for old films has united as many as 35 movie buffs across the district under a banner called ‘Old Film Lovers Association’. As the name suggests, these movie buffs organise various programmes to make the new generation aware of the cultural value of old filmmakers. At present, a woman and 34 men are part of the group that focuses on not film stars but a particular era of Malayalam films. “We are a group that promotes the era of Malayalam film industry from 1950 to 1990,” says Old Film Lovers Association president P Navas. According to the association, a good movie seems better when shared with the other members of the collective since they share similar interests. The current president of the association, P Navas, was the one who coined the idea of such a group in Kozhikode in last January. “When I was part of the Premnaseer Samskarika Vedi, our activities were based on the actor alone. Now we have no limitation to our activities,” he says. During the inauguration of the collective, ‘Pen Kuttiyum Kathapathrangalum,’ a cinematic theatre was performed for the public. In the cinematic theatre, the members brought to life Pareekutty in ‘Chemmeen,’ the title character in the film ‘Kannappanunni’ and Ravi in Mooladhanam before the public to converse on present cinema. “There are a lot for the present generation to learn from the art in that period. So we plan to organise programmes that commemorate the contributions of the people before they fade into oblivion,” says A K Lohith, another member. The group comprises persons from various sections of society. “We are not against new generation films, but at times we feel that the sexy dialogues and visuals in the new films are crossing the limits. Since we are lovers of films, we cannot tolerate deterioration of values,” they say. Their meetings are also an opportunity for them to relax, socialise and share their views and thoughts. The only woman representative of the group, Sreeja Chelannur, says, “The name of the collective and its goals highly impressed me.” “We are also planning to include more interesting events to make our meetings more interesting,” says secretary of the association, P A Divakaran from Kottooli. Those interested in becoming a part of the association may contact 9349829264.


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