Manila International Film Festival 1982- Stamps of Philippines.
The Philippines issued a set of three stamps on 18 Jan 1982 to mark the 1982 International film festival. This was the First International Film Festival in the Philippines. Indian Film “36 Chowringhee Lane” was adjudged the Best Film. The designs on stamps were
40 s – The Film Center 2 Peso -Golden Trophy 3.20 Peso -Trophy
The Tamil Film Veerpandiya Kattabomman was released on 16 May 1959. It was based on life of one of the earliest freedom fighters. Dr Sivaji Ganesan was the lead actor in the film .This film became the first Tamil Film to win an international award .It was awarded the Best Film ,Sivaji Ganesan Best actor & G Ramanathan Best Music Director at the Afro-Asian Film festival in Cairo in 1960.
A Special cover was released on 16 May 2009 at Chennai to mark Golden Jubilee of its release.
Three sisters from Travancore made remarkable contribution to Tamil and Indian Cinema and are known as Travancore Sisters. Lalitha (1930-1983),Padmini (1932-2006) and Ragini (1939-1974).They were disciples of noted dancers Guru Gopinath and Uday Shankar. They co starred with Sivaji Ganesan ,M G Ramachandran,N T Rama Rao,Raj Kapoor,Prem Nazir and Rajkumar. Padmini acted with Sivaji Ganesan in 60 Films.
A Special cover was released on Travancore sisters on 01 Oct 2008 -on 80th birthday of Sivaji Ganesan.
Special Cover on J P Chandrababu -Pioneers of Tamil Film Industry – 2007
J P Chandrababu (1927-1974). He made debut as an actor in 1947 in the film “Dhana Amaravathi” in a career spanning 25 years he made his mark not just as an excellent actor but also as a writer,singer,dancer,a producer and a Director. He has a carved a name for himself in Tamil Film Industry.
Special Cover issued to mark 6th Death Anniversary of Sivaji Ganesan on 21 Jul 2007.