Galatta Media opens pre-booking for The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010

Chennai, India: Galatta Media has opened pre-booking for the much-awaited book, The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010. Written by G. Dhananjayan, The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010 is a one-of-its-kind book about the best films of the Tamil industry.

Online PR News – 14-January-2011 – – The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010 is the first-ever English book to have a wealth of information about the best movies of the Tamil film industry. This book is written by Mr. G. Dhananjayan, former Chief Executive of Moser Baer Entertainment (Film Business). He is a well-known figure in the Indian film circles for his involvement in the production and marketing of films and home videos in Tamil and Hindi. He was also one of the two founding members of Moser Baer Entertainment, which has grown to become one of India's largest home entertainment brands.

This two-volume 600+ page book covers details about blockbusters of Tamil cinema from 1931 to 2010 - from Kalidas (1931) to Nandhalala (2010). It narrates the journey of the industry through a period of eight decades. Volume I presents the best films released between 1931 and 1976, while Volume II deals with the period between 1977 and 2010.

From over 1000 films, which were hits and super hits in Tamil cinema in this period, The Best of Tamil Cinema were carefully selected after thorough review based on two methods – For Volume I - experts' view and for Volume II – based on a survey among the veteran writers on Tamil cinema. For both the volumes, commercial performance of the film is taken as the base. Each film appearing in the book is given a 2-4 page write up in the book.

It took two years for Mr. Dhananjayan to complete this book as he watched every movie shortlisted through the survey and experts’ views before writing a feature on it. According to him, the compilation of the first volume was a demanding task, as it was not easy to collect the video sources of the films released way back in 1930s. However, with persistence, he collected the video sources from across the globe and watched the films to give an authentic synopsis for each film. The write ups for each film were based on authentic source than based on hearsay or media write ups. Only for a few films, for which no source is available, he relied on the song books of them, which carried the story for such films.

Some of the attractive features of the book:

Unseen photographs & promotional posters of films
Treasure-house of information about the best of Tamil cinema
Laminated & color printing of international quality
Well researched write ups for each film
A must-have collectors’ item for anyone interested in Tamil cinema

Galatta Media is the publisher of The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010 which also manages the online and offline marketing of the book. The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010 will be available in all leading book stores across India for INR2,999 and as an e-book on Kindle, iBooks and Kobo for US $49.99. Galatta Media along with DCI Mobile Studios is also planning to launch an iPhone, iPad and Android app for the book as well for US$$49.99 so that mobile users can also have an opportunity to enjoy the book.

Readers can avail themselves of a 25% discount on the cover price of INR2,999 by pre-booking from today at

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The Best of Tamil Cinema: 1931 to 2010 is expected to be launched in the last week of February by Padma Shri Kamal Haasan along with the who’s who of Tamil Cinema in a grand manner.

About Galatta Media:

Galatta Media is the entertainment division of Dot Com Infoway Limited. It comprises of, South India's No.1 movie portal; Galatta Cinema, a movie magazine that covers news and features about South Indian movies; Galatta Express, a weekly tabloid covering Chennai related movie and entertainment news and events. is the oldest and numero uno movie portal in South India with more than 3 million monthly users. It provides entertainment news, reviews, features and gossips for Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, English and Bhojpuri movies in the English language.

Galatta Cinema is the largest circulated English movie magazine in India for South Indian movies. It offers a complete picture every month of the movie industries South India. Galatta Cinema assures a rich reading experience with 100+ colorful pages in chic style and is read by more than 8 lakh readers every month.

Galatta Express is Chennai’s only English weekly entertainment tabloid with more 75,000 copies circulated across Chennai and Tamilnadu every week.

About Dot Com Infoway Limited:

Dot Com Infoway (DCI) is a multi-national information technology company and a leader in custom software development and mobile application development with offices in India, the United States and Netherlands. An ISO 9001:2000 certified multi-disciplined professional IT services company, DCI is member of NASSCOM and STPI and currently in the process of CMMI certification by KPMG.