Gemini Studios

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Not to be confused with Gemini Film Circuit.
Gemini Studios
Limited
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 1940
Founder S. S. Vasan
Headquarters Chennai, India
Area served
Tamil Nadu
Kerala
Bollywood
Andhra Pradesh

Gemini Studios was an Indian film studio based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It was launched when film producer S. S. Vasan bought a film distribution concern at an auction and renamed it. The name was chosen because Mr. S.S. Vasan was also involved in horse racing and owned a successful race horse named Gemini.[1] Gemini Studios served as a breeding ground for innumerable artists and technicians for the south Indian Film Industry. The Gemini twins became a household symbol and the Gemini flyover was named after the original studio at that junction.

Early history[edit]

S.S.Vasan bought from his friend K. Subramanyam a Film distribution business Motion Picture Producers' Combines studio on Mount Road for Rs.86,427-11-9 and renamed it as Gemini Studios in the year 1940.[2]

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Fate[edit]

After the studio being abandoned for two decades, the buildings were razed and a luxury hotel called The Park was constructed and opened in 2002.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Themes in Indian History. V.K. (India) Enterprises. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Recalling what Gemini did". Hindujobs.com. 2002-07-08. Archived from the original on 8 July 2002. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  3. ^ Jeevanmukthi (1942), blast from the past, M.L.Narasimham, The Hindu, 13 November 2011.
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  5. ^ "The Park Hotel Chennai, The Park Hotel Chennai India, Reservation of The Park Hotel Chennai, Deluxe Hotels in Chennai". Chennaihub.com. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 

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