When Censorship withered film production

1942 started a ruinous stint for the nascent talkie industry of Madras. Wartime evacuations of both audience and producers (AVM moved to Devakottai Rastha) and restriction of post dusk shows had already hit the industry hard. Then came the next jolt. German film technology (AGFA film mainly) had sustained Indian cinema with negative raw stock…

The Kalki magazine

The jail doors clanged open. A free Krishnamurthy had gone in as India’s highest paid magazine editor but walked out as an unemployed writer. His  joining the individual sathyagraha call of Gandhi had irked his boss at Ananda Vikatan- SS Vasan who had with embarrassing firmness stressed that Krishnamurthy was not welcome back. Patience ceases…