Saturdays will never be the same again

Saturdays will never be the same again
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Saturdays will never be the same again for the denizens with ‘Cinevaram’, touted as the springboard for budding filmmakers and short film enthusiasts to showcase their talent, is set to storm Warangal city that gives them an opportunity to see the creativity of the youth minds.

Warangal: Saturdays will never be the same again for the denizens with ‘Cinevaram’, touted as the springboard for budding filmmakers and short film enthusiasts to showcase their talent, is set to storm Warangal city that gives them an opportunity to see the creativity of the youth minds.

Although this ready for launch ‘Cinevaram’ is on the lines of the original one being successfully organised by the Department of Culture at Ravindra Bharathi in Hyderabad on every Saturday, the very concept of this initiative is to screen message-oriented films, short films and documentaries that create awareness on social issues.

The idea has been on cards for the last six months or so, behind this idea was Urban Collector Amrapali Kata who wanted to create a similar platform like Hyderabad’s ‘Cinevaram’ to groom the local talent besides projecting the social maladies.

The district administration has plans to launch the ‘Cinevaram’ on June 2, Telangana Formation Day, which also happens to be Saturday. Meanwhile, the authorities are busy to procure projector, speakers and other paraphernalia relating to screening of films.

It was decided to organise the weekly extravaganza at the Public Gardens, the heart of the tri-cities of Warangal-Hanamkonda-Kazipet, which also hosts almost all the major cultural programmes that take place in the city.

Incidentally, the brainchild behind the ‘Cinevaram’ is Mamidi Harikrishna, the Director of Department of Culture, Telangana Government, belongs to Warangal district. The weekly programme which was launched in 2015 has so far screened 250-odd short films, providing a much-needed platform for the young talent. Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam, whose movie - Pellichoopulu (2016) won him the National Film Award for best feature film in Telugu, is one among them.

Speaking to The Hans India, Mamidi Harikrishna said: “Cinema is a powerful medium of communication and it speaks with the language of universality. A host of young talent especially from Telangana who proved their mettle through short films is making waves in the tinsel world.”

Before the advent of ‘Cinevaram’, the youngsters depended on virtual media such as YouTube and other social media networking sites to showcase their talent. But now the ‘Cinevaram’ changed the fate of the budding filmmakers. The screening of their films gave them much needed morale boosting.

Warangal Tourism Officer M Shivaji said: “Efforts are on to start Cinevaram within a short time. It’s open to those who are interested to showcase their celluloid skills. The administration will come up with all details very shortly.” The administration is also of the opinion to reward the best short films, it’s learnt.

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