The veteran actors like Dr Leelavathi, Dr Jayanthi, Dr Bharathi Vishnuvardhana, Bhavya, Shruthi, Thara received maximum of applaud for their performance in the yesteryears song and dance at the 100 years of Indian cinema at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium on Sunday morning.
A well attended crowd and guests on this occasion clapped with 70 plus actress Dr Leelavathi same in a boat and danced for the melodious song 'Mellusire Savi gaana..... Later Dr Bharathi Vishnuvardhana for the beautiful song number Baala Bangara Neenu... thrilled with immaculate steps. Dr Bharathi also famous for dance in her days had it easy for the song after decades. When Dr Jayanthi came up with the song Virahaa Nooru Nooru Taraha...there was also a commentary adjusted. The voice over recognize as Puttanna Kanagal ask Jayanthi on Virahaaa ...after so many years. This is permanent Virahaa...replied Jayanthi.
Actresses of 80's and 90's Bhavya, Thara, Shruthi, Anu Prabhakar for the songs of Kalpana and Arathi brought some flash back mood.
After Ganesha Stuthi performed by Vijaya Raghavendra the co dancers were in Ganesha get up was appealing, the state anthem Jaya Bharatha Jananiya....was performed by Anirudh and Roopika the customary standing was there was invitees. The lighting of lamp was performed by Dr Saroja Devi, Dr Srinath and others on stage.
Sumalatha Ambarish addressed in visuals on this occasion. Visual clip of Sridhar in Indra costume with Doddanna voice over, making inquiry of the occasion brought some laughter. In Indra Loka Ambarisha is often discussed. Dr Ambarish not come checks Indra. It was actually so. Dr Ambarish not turned up for Kannada chapter event.
Teredide Mane Baa Athithi... by Anu Prabhakar and Mythrie, Roopika Anirudh, Arun Sagar and team mime on making silent cinema, Sri Murali for Sharanu Shankara Shambo, Vinod Raj dance for Neene Nanna Thaayi Tande... Amoolya for Ullasada Hoomale... Pankaj for Tuvvi Tuvvi.... Yogish and Pragna for Jinke Marina.... Hrudayadi Bayaside Ninnanu....by Neha Patil, Ramesh Aravind and Roopika for Baare Santege Hogoana Baa..., Soundarya Jayamala for Pyaar Ge Agbutaithe....Santosha Hadu Santosha...by a choreographer, Mohan, Rishika Singh and Vijaya Raghavendra for Naan Bordu Irada Bassalli.... Baaji Kattu nodu Baara Meese Maava...by Anu and Naveen Krishna, Sanjana for Halo 123 Mike testing....Pragna for Don't you I am very sexy..... Onde Ondu Saari...by Harshika Poonacha, Rajesh Krishna sing Nooru Janmaku.....Srujan Lokesh for Anthintha Gandu Naanalla...., Ragini for Baduku Jakata Kudure...., BK Sumithra for Nimbiya Banada myaale.... Srinagara Kitty for Andhavo Andhavu.... Shashikumar for Kalladaru Naa Belurina Gudiyali... Karunaade....by Krishna of Madarangi fame, Sadhu Kokila finally for Hachchevu Kannadada Deepa....the artists and technicians converged at this time.
There were only three speakers at the five hours event. Dr Kamal Hassan, Home Minister of Karnataka KJ George, Social Welfare minister Umasri addressed on this occasion.
The birth and growth of cinema plus Kannada cinema history was mixed in the visuals shown on screen. Sadhu Kokila song was a fitting song on this occasion to conclude the program.