Homage to Mani Kaul on his first death anniversary

NEW DELHI: A total of 13 shorts and features are to be screened in Delhi and Mumbai to pay homage to the late filmmaker Mani Kaul on his first death anniversary on 6 July.

While the programme in Mumbai will run over two days, the one in Delhi will only have three films. The homage has been planned by the Films Division at their venues in the two metros.

In Mumbai, renowned filmmaker Jahnu Barua will inaugurate the two-day festival and there will be a keynote address by Udayan Vajpeyi.

Piyush Shah, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Ms Lalitha Krishna, Sharmistha Mohanty, and Siddharth Sinha will share their reminiscences about the master filmmaker. Films Division Director General V S Kundu will also speak on the occasion.

In Delhi, Ashok Vajpeyi, Gattoo Kaul, Rita Kaul, Raman Chawla, and Gurpal Singh will pay their homage.

The documentaries, Siddheshwari (1989); Arrival (1979) and Dhrupad, will be screened in both Delhi and Mumbai.

Other films to be screened in Mumbai include the features Uski Roti (1970), Mati Manas (1985), and Duvidha (1975). The shorts and documentaries are: Homage to the Teacher (1967), Forms & Designs (1968), During and after Air-raid (1970), The Indian Woman (1975), The Nomad Puppeteer (1974), Chitrakathi (1978), and Before my Eyes (1989).

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