Catch them all together

National FIlm Festival

Catch them all together

Here’s a piece of good news for all the cine buffs as they can now savour some of the best films of 2012 and have won the 60th National Film Awards. From popular Hindi films like Paan Singh  Tomar, Vicky Donor, Kahaani to regional films like Celluloid, Samhita, The Good Road and Harud to name some, all are being screened at the Siri Fort this week.

Like every year, this time too the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) has organised public screenings of the award-winning features and non-features a month after national award ceremony. The festival opened with Chitrangada by the late Rituparno Ghosh.

The ace Bengali director, who recently passed away because of a cardiac arrest, had won the Special Jury Award for his film.

The nine-time national award winner Jahnu Barua’s Baandhon is a compelling work that revolves around the lives of a nit-picking yet loving old couple and their inability to come in terms with the tragic loss of their only grandson. The film will be screened on June 13 at 4 pm.

Celluloid (not to be confused with Celluloid Man - a non-feature film), by Kamal, a stalwart of the Malayalam industry, will be scre­e­ned on June 12, 4 pm. The film reflects the trials and tribulations of a passionate filmm­aker and father of Mal­­­ayalam cinema JC Daniel.
Leipaklei, adjudged Best Manipuri Film by Aribam Syam Sharma (who is also the recipient of Dr V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award and a Padma Shri) will be screened on June 11 at 5:45 pm.

Enjoy the extraordinary fusion of technology and cinematic narrative in Eega (Makhi) awarded the Best Telugu Film on June 15 at 7 pm. The film is directed by S S Rajamouli. The Best English Film Lessons in Forgetting which revolves around the investigative free spirit of a young girl is on June 16 at One pm.

Ustad Hotel, which won the award for the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and directed by Anwar Rasheed can be seen on June 15 at
4 pm.  An excellent advertisemnt for Desi Enterprise, the film conveys a strong message of seeking  realisation, compassion and contentment through service to the society at large.
Popular Hindi films like I will be screened on June 11 at 7 pm , Talaash on June 12, 7 pm and Paan Singh Tomar on May 16, 7 pm.

Date    Time    Film
11 June    10:30 am    Kaliyachan
11 June    1:00 pm    Filmistaan
11 June    4:00 pm    The Good Road
11 June    5:45 pm    Leipaklei
11 June    7:00 pm    Vicky Donor
12 June    10:30 pm    Anumati
12 June    1:00 pm    Black Forest
12 June    4:00 pm    Celluloid
12 June    7:00 pm    Talaash
13 June    10:30 pm    Samhita
13 June    1:00 pm    Investment
13 June    4:00 pm     Baandhon
13 June    7:00 pm    Ozhimuri

Date    Time    Film
14 June    10:30 pm    Thanichalla Njan
14 June    1:00 pm    Nabar
14 June    4:00 pm    101 Chodhyangal
14 June    7:00 pm     Spirit
15 June    10:30 pm    Ko. Yad
15 June      1 :oo     Annayum Rasoolum
15 June     4:00 pm    Ustad Hotel
15 June    7:00 pm    Egga
16 June    10:30 pm     Harud
16 June    1:00 pm    Lessons in Forgetting
16 June    4:00 pm    Dhag
16 June    7:00 pm    Paan Singh Tomar

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