Saturday, September 19, 2015

gudiyam caves documentary film Stone Age Rock Shelters

Rocks on a roll -gudiyam caves


Ramesh Yanthra and V. Vasantha Kumar’s documentary Gudiyam Caves: Stone Age Rock Shelters of South India takes you on a fascinating journey into the prehistoric rock shelters

Paleolithic caves hidden away in the hills 70km from Chennai? Well, who would have known? A handful of archaeologists, geologists, and forest officials apparently. And a former student of Government of Fine Arts College, who was so fascinated by the caves he stumbled across on a trekking holiday that he decided to make a 33-minute documentary about them. It was screened at the Cannes Festival this May.(GUDIYAM DOCUMENTARY FILM – ROCKS ON A ROLL)
"The caves are in the Gudiyam village, in the Thiruvallur district near Poondi reservoir, and I came across them three years ago," says Ramesh Yanthra and vasanth, who filmed the self-funded documentary last year. (DOCUMENTARY MAKES IT TO CANNES)"I saw a signboard in the village which said that this was a site of Paleolithic people and I was so intrigued that I visited the caves," adds Yanthra, who showed the documentary to a select audience on Saturday at the Tagore Film Centre (NFDC preview theatre).
Geologists in the city say the Gudiyam caves were originally discovered in 1863 by British geologist Robert Bruce Foote, who documented the existence of this prehistoric habitat in the Geological Survey of India (GSI). Subsequent digs by Archaeological Survey of India experts a century later uncovered tools made of stones used in the Paleolithic Era, more than two million years ago.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thoongaavanam Trailer

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Wednesday unveiled the trailer of his upcoming Tamil action-thriller “Thoongaavanam”.In the action-packed trailer, Haasan and Prakash Raj trade blows.“In a long time, I’ve felt we’ve made a film that is totally organised with a vision,” Prakash Raj told reporters.He also added that “Thoongaavanam” will create a new path in the thriller genre in Indian cinema.
Trisha, who has teamed up with Kamal for the second time, said she considers herself extremely lucky to have got the opportunity.A racy thriller, the film is said to unfold in a single night in a bar called Insomnia.
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The film also features Madhu Shalini, Sampath Raj, Kishore and Asha Sharath in important roles.Kamal Haasan plays a policeman, while Prakash Raj will be seen as his corrupt partner.Directed by Kamal’s long-time associate Rajesh M Selva, the film has been simultaneously Amade in Telugu as “Cheekati Rajyam”.The film has music by Ghibran.