History was made 65 years ago on this day! Legendary actor and Dada Saheb Phalke awardee Dr. Rajkumar's debut movie - Bedara Kannappa was released on 25th of February in 1955 at the Gubbi Sri Channabasaveshwara Talkies.
The iconic theatre, which is now being run by the present KFCC President Jairaj also known as Gubbi Jairaj, has turned 65. Starred by K V Rudrappa, the talkies was taken over after his demise and is now being run by Mr. Jairaj.
Talking about the golden era, Mr Jairaj shares it with Chitraloka that despite being a mechanical engineer, he continued to help his father run the talkies.
"Every star actor, who's who of the film industry back then including producers, distributors would stop by and visit the talkies whenever they traveled passing through it. They would even have a cup of coffee or tea during their short visit," Jairaj said. However, he adds that the present condition is not helpful to its existence.
"Several theatres located in the surrounding rural area are thinking of closing them. Many exhibitors like me are thinking of closing it. Some have already closed it down too. Despite all the new films being released, the audience response to it is very very poor," he signs off.