Rangbhoomi – Kamal Swaroop in collaboration with Films division of India has made a documentary on the Benaras stint of Dadasaheb Phalke. This documentary is a most insincere exercise – either a result of the director’s whims or some tacky work aiming the film awards.
This documentary is based on a dilapidated cinema hall – Kumar Talkies in Kalpi, a small town near Jhansi. It deals with lack of audience for cinema in this small town where people has very limited source of income and television being free entertainment has taken over,
All good things come to an end and so is Filmbooth – First Cut series. (I heard they are just taking a break. I hope they really mean it. I loved Filmbooth First Cut screenings of short films. Hope to see them back with a collection of some great short films real soon)
The selection of movies for their last edition of First Cut was a mixed bag. As one of the organizers said – It had something for everybody.
“Swami Vivekananda – Glimpses of an Extraordinary Life”- A multimedia presentation and play reading in English.
Details: Chitraanjali – Documentary Venue: India Habitat Centre The film is about Polish artist Stefan Norblin , who found a safe place to stay in India during World War II. It shows the journey of the painter, who worked for many Indian royal families like Morvi, Ramgarh and Jodhpur in India before Independence.
Details: Cinemaghar Premieres Cinematheque III Dir.Arun Kuckreja A cinematic quartet comprising Prodigy(Eng/22mins), a film inspired by the “God of cricket” Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar; Smile (Eng/17mins), inspired by the Buddhist chanting mantra ‘Na mu myo ho ren GE kyo’; Life (Eng/6mins), depicting life as a picturesque snowman melting away into the final exit- the abode of God; and Marriage (Eng/22mins) subtly questioning the validity of marriage […]
Details: Sacred Tibet, the Path to Mount Kailash – Documentary Venue: Epicenter, Gurgaon Notes: Very Good, Inspiring, Breathtaking shots of Mount Kailash and Mansarover, Fantastic Music (Paul Horn has won multiple Grammies) Special appearance by HH The Dalai Lama