Preservation of communication material of an early cinema distribution company in South India (EAP1412)

Aims and objectives

The project aims to digitize and prepare list for materials belonging to an early film distribution company known as South India Picture Ltd. The company operated in 1940s in South India. The material comprises of the company’s correspondences with exhibitors, cine labs and banks, accounting ledgers, records of movie dispatch and receipts, financial statements of movie distribution, box office accounts, movie rights and censor certificates. The materials are both typed and handwritten. The material will be immensely helpful to reconstruct the history of early Tamil film industry.