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Rituparno Ghosh retro highlight of Habitat Film Festival this week

NEW DELHI: A retrospective of renowned national award-winning director-actor Rituparno Ghosh will be the highlight of the Habitat Film Festival 2011 which will feature around 33 shorts and features from 14 May.


The festival will open with Ghosh’s ‘Just Another Love Story’,directed by Kaushik Ganguly and Ghosh. Other films in the retrospective are Abohoman, Bariwali, Antarmahal, Shob Charitro Kalponik, and the closing film Noukadubi (Boatwreck). All these films are in Bengali.


The Festival will be inaugurated by renowned filmmaker J P Dutta, who is currently in the capital as chairman of the National Film Jury for 2010. Rituparno Ghosh and renowned filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who produced Noukadubi, will be present at the closing on 22 May.


Other features to be screened at the Festival are: Lost Mother (English) by Monalisa Dasgupta, Chithakuzhal (The Bird Catcher) (Malayalam) by Majeed Gulistan, Jaangfaai Joonaak (From The Shadow Of Silence) (Assamese) by Sanjib Sabhapandit, No One Killed Jessica (Hindi) by Raj Kumar Gupta, Khaddama (Expatriate Housemaid) (Malayalam) by Kamal, Bettada Jeeva (Man Of The Hills) (Kannada) by P. Seshadri, Udaan (The Flight) (Hindi) by Vikramaditya Motwane, Aidonla Aidhu (Five Ones Are Five) (Kannada) by V. K. Prakash, O Maria (Konkani) by Rajendra N. Talak, Magiya Kaala (Kannada) by Shivrudraiah, Necklace (Bengali) by Sekhar Das, Nandalala (Tamil) by Mysskin, T. D. Dasan Standard VI B (Malayalam) by Mohan Raghavan, Byari (Byari) by Suveeran, Riwayat (Hindi) by Vijay Patkar, Good Night, Good Morning (English) by Sudhish Kamath, Deswa (The Country) (Hindi/Bhojpuri) by Nitin Chandra, I Am Kalam (Hindi) by Nila Madhab Panda, Pranchiyettan & The Saint (Malayalam) by Ranjith, and Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (I Am Sindhutai Sapkal) (Marathi) by Ananth Mahadevan.


The Short Films are Mr. India (Manipuri) by Haobam Paban Kumar, Surang (The Tunnel) (Hindi) by Anurag Goswami, Sesh Asha (The Last Hope) (English) by Dip Bhuyan, Charulathayude Bakki (Malayalam) by Sangeetha Padmanabhan, Courtroom Nautanki (The Courtroom Farce) (Hindi) by Chittaranjan Tripathy, Rupban (Bengali) by Supriyo Sen, and Dhruva Nakshatram (The Pole Star) (Tamil) by S. Aravind.


Coinciding with the Festival will be three interesting films being screened for Habitat Film Club members: the full-length docu-drama ‘Spirit Of Moksha’ (Hindi) by Rajeev Gautam on the Kumbh Mela, I Am (English/Hindi) by Sonali Gulati about a foreign-based Indian lesbian who returns home, and a Short Film Festival. A showcasing of critically acclaimed short films from across the world with the collaboration of Shamiana.
 

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