Telugu Industry’s First, ‘Museum of Cinema’ Opens At Ramanaidu Studios In Vizag

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Marking the movie moghul Dr. Ramanaidu’s 79th birth anniversary, ‘Museum of cinema’ – a museum which is an attempt to narrate the story of film-making to the future generations. The camera evolution from the silent cinema to the digital era, all kinds of camera, cinema reel, projections has been kept on a display magnificently.

The Mitchell and Arri 11 CBR Camera used for the Indian bilingual film Pathala Bhairavi in 1951, Ramudu-Bheemudu in 1964, Kalisundam..Raa! in 2000 and many more were exhibited.

“It’s a humble attempt to make people know the equipment and the skills behind making films,” said Daggubati Suresh Babu, owner and managing director of Suresh Productions and son of D Rama Naidu.  “In the first phase, we displayed the equipment. Next comes the history of cinema, artifacts, costumes, shields and scripts. Our aim is  to make it a finest cine museum of the country,” Suresh said further

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The minister of Human Resources and Development of Andhra Pradesh, Ghanta Srinivas Rao, inaugurated the museum in Vizag on the birth anniversary of Dr. Ramanaidu. Terming it as a valuable piece of cinema’s history, this will give an insight into the crafts of film-making. There will be many other aspects added to the museum with passage of time.

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Another audio-video room in the studio is also getting ready where the visitors can watch old classic movies. “For every 3-6 months, we will keep adding the good old things about cinema. We are planning to exhibit the equipment used for the Prabhas-starrer ‘Bahubali’ too,” Suresh Babu added. “Plans are afoot to make a library of the scripts of all 150 films produced by D Ramanaidu,” said theatre personality L Satyanand.

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