Short film on Chaurasia in cinemas on April 12

Short film on Chaurasia in cinemas on April 12

 A documentary film showcasing the life and achievements of flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia will soon be released in the City.

The film, ‘Bansuri Guru’, will be thrown open to the audience in theatres on April 12. Bangalore is one of the cities where the film is initially being released. The other cities include Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Allahabad. The film will be screened for one week.

The hour-long film has been produced by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Films Division and has been directed by Rajeev Chaurasia, the eminent flautist’s son. It will be released under the PVR’s ‘Rare Director’ banner, which seeks to promote rare films on exclusive themes.

Beginning from the pundit’s childhood, the film looks into his growth as a musician capturing all the significant incidents of his life.

His search for a guru, the hurdles in his way to master his passion, and his relentless effort are all part of ‘Bansuri Guru’. It narrates Chaurasia’s life as an apprentice, his stint at the All India Radio and his career in the Hindi film industry, followed by the later part of his life dedicated solely to classical music.

Rajeev Chaurasia felt that the direction helped him explore a new facet of their father-son relationship.

“We are trying to tell the story of a great man, a legend, who also happens to be my father, and this has been a journey of discovery, turmoil and fulfilment.”

S Kundu, director general of Films Division, felt that the film would touch the hearts of the audience in the country and abroad.

‘Bansuri Guru’ will also have special screenings in Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad.

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