It was the first Kannada talkie film and ran houseful for six weeks in Bangalore.March 3 is an important day in the 78-year-old history of Kannada films. Sati Sulochana, the first Kannada talkie film, was released on that day at Paramount Cinema (now Parimala) near City Market.Sati Sulochana released in 1934 was also the first film to be screened in the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom.
To mark the 78 anniversary of the film, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy has organised an exhibition on “World Stamps on Cinema” on March 3. Over 1,000 stamps representing important personalities and events in world cinema will be displayed on the occasion.Philatelist Jagannath Prakash with the help of M.R. Prabhakar is presenting this philatelic picture of celluloid media.Mr. Prakash described the event as a “philatelic journey into the history of world cinema.”Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Prakash said that the exhibition would have hundreds of stamps representing stalwarts of world cinema including Charlie Chaplin, Marlin Manro, Frederiko Rossi, Steve Golin, French actor Raimu, Lino Ventura, Lumiere Brothers, Alfred Hitchcock and others.In the Indian scene, film enthusiasts can have a glimpse of Dada Saheb Phalke, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, V. Shantharam, K.L. Saigal, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, M.G. Ramachandran, N.T. Rama Rao, S.S. Vasan, Shivaji Ganesan, Jemini Ganesan, S.D. Burman and others.“It is sad that we have only one stamp representing Kannada film industry. Obviously the credit goes to Dada Saheb Phalke award recipient actor Dr. Rajkumar,” he says.Surprisingly, the first-ever Kannada talkie Sati Sulochana itself has not made it to the philately fraternity, despite its historic importance.
The two-day exhibition will be on till March 4 at Badami House at Corporation Circle.(Source-The Hindu)