DELHI: Five films in Hindi and Assamese with music by
the late maestro Bhupen Hazairka are to be screened
in a retrospective to be held in the capital this month.
Festival will be held at Shakuntalam Theatre in Pragati
Maidan from 18 to 24 May.
Retro will include the Hindi films 'Ek Pal' and 'Rudaali'
by eminent filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi apart from the Hindi
film 'Gandhi to Hitler' by Rajesh Ranjan Kumar.
two Assamese films are 'Memsaab' by Abdul Majid which
will open the Festival and 'Aparoopa' by the renowned
Theatre is facing closure as it was releasing contemporary
films simultaneously with other theatres but at rates
that were far below those charged by the multiplexes
and this did not go down well with the distributor
fraternity. Furthermore, lack of publicity led to
empty halls and less profitability.