We at The Cinema Resource Centre mourn the loss of legendary archivist of Tamil Cinema “Film News” Anandan.
His journey in cinema started as a Photo film journalist and later became the first Public Relation Officer for Tamil Cinema.
A walking encyclopedia of Tamil cinema, Anandan’s recollection of data about films releases, cast and crew was unmatched even until his final days.
In 1991, “Film news ” Anandan was conferred with the title Kalaimamani, the highest honor from the Tamil Nadu Government. He also received the ‘Honorary director’ title from The Cine Film Directors Association in 1989.
Tamil Cinema and Tamil Cinema History will greatly miss Mr. Anandan.
To know about him read here.