Thiruvananthapuram: A photography exhibition capturing the history of Malayalam cinema, stepping to its 90’s, is featured at Kanakakkunnu palace as part of the IFFK 2017.

The exhibition organised under the auspices of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and Film Corporation was inaugurated by actor Madhu. The rare moments of the film sector captured by still photographer P. David are incorporated in the exhibition.

Madhu honoured David, who completed 50 years in still photography. Filmmaker-lyricist Sreekumaran Thampi, who was present on the occasion, opined that the documents are archetypes of Malayalam Cinema history. 

‘Smaranika’ the souvenir analyzing the annual activities of Chalachitra Academy was released. Thampi handed over the copy to actor Sheela. ‘Ormachitrangal’ encompassing the location stills of various films from Bhargavi Nilayam, Ahimsa, Sathi, Amaram and the shooting moments of actors including Sathyan, Vincent, Rajinikanth, John Abraham, I.V.Sasi, was unveiled by Sheela.

Another attraction is the category devoted to the exhibition of cinema equipment that brought the early
day Malayalam films from the locations to the silver screens. The history of Malayalam cinema
with the aid of technological advancements, will endow a gateway for the spectators to see the camera

From the ‘Debris’ camera model, used in the 1928 release Vigathakumaran, the first silent movie, to ‘Aries Plex 16’, and ‘Rolex’, the display is a multifarious collection.

Chalachitra Academy Chairman Kamal, KTDC Chairman M. Vijayakumar, Academy Executive Council Member Sibi Malayil, and Director T.K.Rajeev Kumar, were present at the function.