New building for Directors Association opened in Valasaravakkam today

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Monday, May 06, 2013

New building for Directors Association opened in Valasaravakkam today

The new building for Tamil Film Directors Association has been opened in Valasaravakkam, Chennai, today. 

So far, the Directors Association for Tamil cinema has not had a own building.  The Directors Association was functioning in rented building in Kodambakkam, Chennai.  For quite long, work had been in progress to raise a new building for the Directors Association. 
A place was chosen in Valasaravakkam for construction of building for the Directors Association.  The construction was carried out by receiving funds through members of various cine associations, and by gathering funds through conducting cultural programs.  The construction was completed and the opening ceremony was held today on May 6th. 

Director Balachander opened the new building and made address: -


‘The dream which I was not able to fulfil has materialized now.  It is awesome.  Tamil cinema has moved from Kodambakkam to Valasaravakkam. At this juncture, we have to look back with regard at our ancestors.  People as Dasari are reasons for commencing the association.  Unity should be always there amongst us.  Now, the Tamil cinema is in the hands of youth. 

People turn directors when they are just 20 or 25.  They do movies like lions.  When I debuted into cinema, there were only a handful of young directors.  Otherwise, people around me were elders.  But, now people do different movies when they are very young.  I am proud.  I congratulate Ameer who took up construction of the building.  Although he is young, I feel like prostrating him.  I convey my wishes to Jananathan who was by Ameer’s side.  Everybody should be united and give good movies.  Also, they should help Tamil cinema attain heights of fame.’

The Directors Association building opened in Valasaravakkam is named ‘Padaippagam’.  It has been raised in area of 2400 square feet and has three floors.  The ground floor has medical examination centre, the first floor has Secretary Room, Discussion Room, Office Room, and Library Room.  The second floor has reception, discussion room, and stage for cultural performance. 

Cine icons as Balu Mahendra, KS Ravikumar, Ameer, Jananathan, Selvamani, Gautham Menon, Manivannan, Prabu Solomon, Vijay, Karu Palaniappan, Durai, Subramania Siva, Aslam, Seenu Ramaswamy, Thanu and Thenappan participated.

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