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“Nartanasala” OST details!

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Gemini Ganeshan with his two wives!

Celebrating his son’s first birthday…….

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How much did “The Boss” make out of his Magnum Opus!

         The adage “Where the bugle blows, there is a show” nicely sums up the reputation which Gemini Studios enjoyed with audience till mid-70s. Subramaniam Srinivasan (S.S.Vasan) of Gemini Studios, who started his movie career with a Telugu Film, achieved Pan India fame after his”Chandralekha” became a sensational hit in all languages. But as per the scan below, the media and entertainment baron did not make much from his Magnum Opus. I strongly recommend movie fanatics to watch the ~1.5hr video by Mr. Venkatesh Ramakrishnan (link provided below) to know more about “The Boss & his Bugle Boys”!

Few vignettes:

     *Mr. Vasan, respectfully addressed as the Boss” by his employees, apparently destroyed the career of Kanchanamala (the original “Baalanaagamma”) for refusing to work with one of the directors hired by the studio.

     *A.V. Meyyappan Chettiar, B.Nagi Reddy & S.S.Vasan were apparently considered as the trinity of South Indian Film Industry in 1940s-50s.  As the chieftains of the three biggest studios in Madras, they apparently had an underlining agreement of subduing actors and technicians who troubled any one of them.

    *Gnanasundari”, his next film, was a disaster of epic proportion as the Brahmanical dialect of the cast did not go well with the targeted audience – Christians.

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Gemini’s “Chakradhaari”!

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Vintage Pic–Savithri on the cover page of KrishnaPatrika(1963)!

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Classic image for the day–05/02/2018!

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N.T.R. and Krishnakumar from “BandhiPootu”!

Classic image for the day 04/2/2018!

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Classic image for the day-03/02/2018!

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Ika selavu Raajakumari

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