Sivaji Ganesan – Bondarchuk Film Academy will be opened in the city soon to serve as a bridge between Indo–Russian arts and cultures.

The academy has been named after one of the finest actors of Tamil cinema and legendary Russian film-maker who brought to the screen the Tolstoy classic ‘War and Peace,' said P. Thangappan, secretary general, Indo – Russian Cultural and Friendship Society.

The film academy is a joint venture of the society and Russian Centre of Science and Culture. The academy would function from the space allotted in the Russian Cultural Centre in Alwarpet. It would have an archival section and mini theatre.

Earlier, Nikolai Listapadov, Consul General, Russian Federation in South India, dedicated a film festival dedicated to the 66{+t}{+h} anniversary of the USSR victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 64{+t}{+h} anniversary of Indian Independence. V. Raghavendran of Nadigarthilagam.com presented a short film on Indian Independence through the films of Sivaji Ganesan. Vladimir Mariy, director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture and Ramkumar Ganesan of Sivaji – Prabhu Charities Trust participated.

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