“BAAPU” – a festival of films and art Inaugurated by Shri Shyam Benegal !

“BAAPU” – a festival of films and art Inaugurated by Shri Shyam Benegal !
 A week long event was inaugurated by veteran  film maker Shri Shyam Benegal.He said that Gandhiji has not only given freedom to our country but also gave moral attitude.His thoughts are relevant even today. Noted film maker Jahnu Barua and other dignitaries were present.
The main motto behind organising the festival is” to refresh memories and message of Gandhi in the minds of people”, said Shri V.S. Kundu, Director General, Films Division.
A customise collectors edition of Films Division’s documentaries and live footage was released at the occasion. Dr. Shailesh Shrivastav and music team of Films Division presented live performance of Baapu’s Bhajans.
Films Division of India, the rich repository of visual footage and short films on
Mahatma Gandhi is celebrating 143rd birth anniversary by organizing a festival
of films and art, aptly called – “BAAPU”. The five day event between October
2 – 5, 2012 will have screenings of some of the popular feature films on Gandhiji – Gandhi, The Making of The Mahatma, Gandhi My Father, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and documentaries including Lines of Mahatma, Gandhi An Emerging Reality, Gandhiji through the Eyes of the Cartoonist, Gandhi, Nehru and Modern Art, Gandhiji’s letter to Hitler and Places where Gandhiji lived.
Veteran film personalities like Shyam Benegal, Jahnu Barua, Anupam Kher, Feroz Abbas Khan, Rohini Hattangady, Darshan Jariwala and Arun Khopkar will grace the screenings and interact with the audiences. Live Baapu bhajans, slide show of Gandhi paintings by noted painter Atul Dodiya, exhibition of Gandhi artifacts by Mani Bhavan and release of collectors’ edition DVD are other highlights of the event.