The ongoing celebration of ‘Regional Film Festival’ today concluded on a high note. The capital applauded and praised the renowned films showcasing art and literature in true sense. The film festival was an initiative taken by Delhi Government to promote and celebrate the spirit of Bangla culture and Bangla cinema.
The last day witnessed ace film director Utpalendu Chakraborty’s ‘Chokh’. The film not only entertained the audience but also gave out a message of social relevance. The strong screenplay and brilliant acting captivated the Delhiites.
Organized and carefully planned by Department of Art, Culture, and Languages, Government of Delhi along with Sahitya Kala Parishad, ‘Regional Film Festival’ was organized for the first time.
Utpalendu Chakrabarty’s , “Chokh” (Eyes) is famed for its courage in exposing an aspect of contemporary reality which has great social relevance and for doing so with passion and integrity. Utpalendu is a Bengali Indian filmmaker and theater personality, based in Kolkata. He has directed various feature films like Prasab, Chandaneer, Phaansi, Debshishu, Chokh, Maina Tadanta etc. He had also directed many television films and has written stories for famous films like Sunya Theke Suru etc.
“People from all culture reside in the capital city. By showcasing films from diverse region the Delhi government has attempted to celebrate and promote films from different regions. There is huge amount of love and respect for Bangla culture and films in our country. Promoting the culture and tradition of our country we will also organize festivals for other regional languages too in the near future,” said Mr J.P.Singh, Assistant Secretary, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi.
‘Regional Film festival’ showcased films like Apur Sansar, Dahan and Chokh. Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) was directed by Satyajit Ray whereas Dahan’ (Crossfire) was an award-winning Indian Bengali feature film directed by Rituparno Ghosh.
The three day event was scheduled from November 26th to November 28th at the Siri fort Auditorium – II at 6.30 p.m.