IOMC celebrates 75 years of Hindi talkie cinema

MUMBAI: The Indian Organisation of Mass Communication (IOMC) is all set to celebrate the completion of seventy-five years of Hindi talkie cinema. The celebration will be held on March 14, 2007 at Bhavan’s Auditorium, Mumbai.

Dinkar Chowdhary, Founder President and Convener — IOMC said, “The event is titled as Talkie-75. The first talkie film Alam Ara produced by Ardeshir Irani released on March 14, 1931. We will have a content-wise as well as technological symposium. This will be followed by a felicitation function of living legends, milestone achievements, and people who have been instrumental to the growth of talkie cinema. They will be honoured with a ‘scroll of honour’ named Talkie-75. The advisory board is in the process of finalising these names.”

The advisory board of IOMC consists of Kiran V. Shantaram (Chairman), Dinkar Chowdhary (Convener), Firoze Rangoonwalla (Film Author), Ali Reza (Writer), S.G. Kabra (C.A.), Govind Swarup (IAS), Supran Sen (FFI), Tushir Chaudhary (SCB), Sanjay Bhide (Indo International Trans Chamber), Suresh Sharma (Navbharat Times), Dr. I.S. Gilada (PHO) and Dr. Sushila Rani Patel the convener.