Press Esc to close
Sunday 31 August 2014
News updated at 1:32 AM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Rituparno Ghosh's unreleased movie to open Kolkata Film fest

Kolkata, Oct 20, 2013, (IANS) :

Amid the presence of a galaxy of stars including the legendary Amitabh Bachchan, the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) will be thrown open with the screening of an unreleased film of the iconic Rituparno Ghosh.

"Ritu da is no more with us. But he continues to live with his immortal creations. His unreleased film 'Taak Jhaank' (Sunglass) will be screened for the first time in the inaugural ceremony of the 19th Kolkata International Film Festival on that day," West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Ghosh's satire "Taak Jhaank" brings together the two veterans of Bollywood - Jaya Bachchan and Naseeruddin Shah for the very first time.


Maker of several acclaimed and award-winning films, Ghosh died May 30 following a heart attack.

The KIFF, scheduled to be inaugurated by Amitabh here Nov 10, would be graced by a number of luminaries including megastar Shah Rukh Khan - also the state's brand ambassador as well versatile actor Kamal Hassan.

Incidentally, the opening day of the fest will coincide with the international Test Match between India and West Indies at the Eden Gardens where batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar will be appearing for the last time before he hangs out his bat after playing the next -his 200th in Mumbai.

"Kolkata will be honoured to have a very eventful day on Nov 10. The cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will be playing the last day of his 199th Test match at the Eden Gardens on that day.

"Kolkata's showpiece event, the KIFF will also be held on that day in the august presence of iconic Amitabh ji, Shah Rukh and Kamal Hassan. We are so lucky to have the presence of all those luminaries on a single day at Kolkata," added Banerjee.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Mayawati is garlanded after she was unanimously elected as the National President of BSP for...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Protesters set a police vehicle on fire in Ukhrul on Saturday demanding immediate solution to...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

Traffic chaos in Surat on Saturday...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

A 98-metre long under construction bridge collapses over a stream of Bagmati and Lakhani rivers...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Sukumar, a Bangalore airport customs officer supporter of Hubli Tigers seen during KPL Match...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Clay Ganpati referees the Brazilian and Argentine undeers (mouse) have been installed by a family...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

Hindu devotees light incense and offer prayers to a snake on Nag Panchami festival in Jammu...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

A Hindu devotee whisper her wishes into the ear of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

England's Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed for 10 runs during the ODI against India ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523