Film Nagar is all set to have a new look. Already, a film camera and a clapperboard have been installed on the road running through the area. Now, the GHMC is getting other sculptures ready to beautify the area where many film people reside.
The central median is being filled with greenery and ample lighting is being provided to ensure the whole area gets a new look. Now, sculptures of scenes from classic movies and replicas of global artwork are being readied. One can soon see the artworks on the Film Nagar-Kotha Cheruvu road.
The long and wide road that has quite a sharp slope from the Film Nagar side and ends at Shaikpet is already an eye-grabber with its colorful Missal Hyderabad artwork on the wall of the houses in the slum along the road.
One of the sculptures is coming up that is inspired by the bronze sculptures in Leicester Square depicting different iconic actors and has the character of Don Lockwood from the 1952 musical ‘Singin in the Rain’, that was portrayed by Gene Kelly and is complete with an umbrella and the character holding on to a lamppost in joy.
Another is the replica of ‘De Vaartkapoen’, a sculpture from Belgium showing a police officer being tripped by a man hiding in a drain. The original was created in 1985 by Tom Frantzen. Then there is one depicting the sword fight between Diego and Captain Esteban from ‘The Mask of Zorro’. All the works are costing GHMC Rs 11 lakh.
Yet another plan is to illuminate the entire central meridian and the sculptures so that they look beautiful during the nights.