KERALA

Chithranjali opens studio in Kochi

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: K. S. Chitra, renowned playback singer, performed the switch-on ceremony of the state-of-the-art sound studio and edit suite at the Chitranjali studio complex, which was inaugurated at Kakanad here on Saturday.

She also rendered a ‘slokam' marking the official inauguration of recording at the newly-set up studio. Ms. Chitra won the hearts of those present by singing the hit number, Manjalprasadavum nettiyil charthi on the occasion. She said her first song was recorded at the Chitranjali studio in Thiruvananthapuram.

K. V. Thomas, Union Minister of State for Agriculture, inaugurated the studio complex taken on lease by the Kerala State Film Development Corporation. Nearly Rs. 35 lakh was spent on setting up the fully air-conditioned complex. In his recorded message aired on the occasion, M. A. Baby, Minister for Education and Culture, said that the studio in Kochi would help in improving the prospects of the organisation.

K. Babu, MLA, presided over the inaugural session. He urged the stakeholders to work unitedly to overcome the crisis in the Malayalam film industry. Mr. Babu said that the new studio would step up the possibilities of film production in the commercial capital of the State.

N. Ayappan, managing director of the Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC), presented a report. He said the studio houses the latest technology in sound recording.

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