Gemini Studio and Productions in Chennai
Everybody in Tamil Nadu and some people in other part of the world know about Gemini studio in Chennai and its production in Tamil Film industry. It is not a trouble-free assignment to make a studio as one of the best in the state. There are lots of movies produced by Gemini studio in Tamil. Not only in Tamil, Gemini studio produced some movies in Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam also. There was an excellent great top secret success story behind Gemini studio. Even though Gemini studio was demolished now, Gemini studio has got an unforgettable remembrance in people in Tamil Nadu and some other states also by providing excellent cinematography. This article affords the success story behind Gemini studio and its life journey in Tamil film industry.
Birth of Gemini Studio – SS Vasan
Gemini Studio in Chennai was started in the year 1940 on Mount Road by Thiruthuraiponndi Subramanian Srinivasan (a) SS Vasan who bought a film distribution concern K Subramanian who was doing the film distribution business with Motton picture producer's combines which was later renamed by Gemini Studio. There are lot and lots of movies given by Gemini studio and few of them are given below in this article. The Gemini twin has become a household symbol and the Gemini flyover was named after the studio at that junction.
Best movies given by Gemini Studio
The very first movie by Gemini pictures and productions is 'Madanakamarajan' in 1941 with the onset of cameraman and scenarist Mr K Ramnath and at director Mr AK Sekhar. Also 'Chandralekha' is one of the outstanding movies by SS Vasan. Point to be noted that Chandralekha is the first movie in Tamil that achieved All India distribution and brought excellent returns. Followed by
• 'Mangamma Sabatham' in 1943
• 'Kannama en Kadhali' in 1945
• 'Miss malini' in 1947
• 'Kalpana' in 1948 – This movie has brought Gemini Studio a great achievement due to its Choreography by Mr Uday Shankar who sets the greatest trend for future choreographers'.
• 'Apoorva Sagodharargal' in 1949 which is the costume adventure film which was released in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu languages and brought a grant success.
Destiny of Gemini Studio
After the death of SS Vasan, Gemini studio was overtaken by his son SS Balasubramaniyan. Finally after the release of the film 'Ellorum Nallavare' in 1970, Gemini studio was taken over by Anand cine services. Gemini studio has been diminished for two decades, the buildings were wrecked and luxury hotel named The park was built and inaugurated in 2002. Though Gemini studio was demolished, still Gemini Studio occupied a mind blasting remembrances among the people.