Film screenings in remembrance of Mani Kaul from Jul 6

Mumbai: Filmmaker Mani Kaul, whose films have been hailed as ahead of their times, is being fondly remembered by friends and admirers on July 6, 2012 on his first death anniversary.

Films Division, for whom Mani Kaul made nine documentaries including the widely hailed Siddheshwari and Dhrupad, is organizing a two-day programme with nostalgia sessions and screening of Mani`s films on July 6 and 7, at its theatre in Mumbai and a day`s programme at FD auditorium in Delhi on July 6.

Jahnu Barua, Udayan Vajpeyi, Piyush Shah, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Sharmishta Mohanti, Lalitha Krishnan and Siddharth Sinha will share their `Mani experiences` with the audience in Mumbai, a release said. His documentaries as well feature films, Uski Roti, Mati Manas and Duvidha will be screened, it said.

At Delhi, the programme will comprise a gathering of Mani`s friends and contemporaries; Ashok Vajpeyi, Raman Chawla, Gattoo Kaul and Rita Kaul (Mani`s sisters), followed by screening of his documentary films.

V S Kundu, Director General, Films Division has informed that a commemorative set of 3 DVDs having nine documentary films made by Mani Kaul for Films Division and a special Mani Kaul edition of the FD magazine, Documentary Today will be released at the beginning of the programmes.

All the films will be screened in 35 mm, celluloid format. Entry to the screenings is free. Programme details are available on www.filmsdivision.org, it said.

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