Friday, January 21, 2011

3-D ‘Chutti Sathan' – suits to differently abled children.

Over 2000 differently abled children in special schools and normal schools under inclusive Education project in Trichy, enjoyed the 3-dimensional movie ‘Chutti Sathan' at Sona cinema hall free of cost, thanks to the efforts District Welfare Committee, District Differently Abled Welfare Officer and Chief Education officer, SSA, Trichy for organizing such an opportunity to view Chutti Sathan-3D’, the third refreshed version of the first 3-D film made in India ‘My Dear Kuttichathan.Dr.K.Govindaaju,chief Functionary of District welfare committee said that with enhanced Digital Restoration this third version is the first digital release of the film, while the second version had Urmila Matondkar as added attraction the third version has Prakash Raj and Santhanam to add some contemporary value. Mrs.Symala, District Differently abled welfare officer, Trichy said that the story of a friendly genie and its adventures with kids was a treat to differently abled kids and teachers for Pongal holiday season. Director Ramanarayanan re-released the flick in all new digital 3D. Madan Karky has written a new song for the music was by Ilaiyaraaja.

The movie featured Prakash Raj and Santhanam in prominent roles along with Baby Sonia, Master Suresh, Master Aravind (Sutti Sathan), Master Mukesh and Urmila. Chutti Sathan includes 40 different magic sequences in its 100-minutes run.’ Technology seems to have taken over the reigns in Tamil cinema. It is a welcome sign. At a time when piracy is hitting the industry, attempts like this will draw crowds, especially kids, to theatres', say Dr.K.Govindaraju. The Lessee of the Sona theatre Mr. L.A.Francis at the request of Dr.K.Govindaraju, Mr. Francis has come forward to screen two shows each for four consecutive days for these students. The differently abled children enjoyed this film ‘Chutti Sathan' as it grabbed the attention of the children because of its 3-dimensional effect. It was a wonderful experience not only for the children but also for the teachers who accompanied them.Govindaraju said that ‘Chutti Sathan' has imaginary values, and this filming has been done very well to suit to children especially differently abled. Trichirapalli District Welfare officer for differently abled has been uniformly undertaking innovative initiatives for the welfare of the differently abled children and adults.

Children DVD Films Festival:Speaking on this occasion, the chief functionary of District welfare committee, Dr.K.Govindaraju said “Summer Holidays are always a special time for all the children and disabled children. We are happy to announce this Children DVD Films Festival will be conducted in April –May 2011 to provide healthy and wholesome entertainment to children. He welcomes the short films on children to be screened on this occasion filmed by differently abled persons and awards will be given for the outstanding films those attract the children and differently abled. A Jury will be appointed and the jury wills shortlist 10 best short films on children and will be screened at Kalaiarangam conference hall and final three awards will be given. Film makers and children’s film campaigners advised the implementation of the guide lines against exploitation of children especially disabled in movies; he further said there should be ban on use of infants and under age children in the films. -News Line

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