“BAAPU” – a festival of films and art !
Films Division of India, the rich repository of visual footage and short films on
Mahatma Gandhi is celebrating his 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.
“Baapu” will be inaugurated by Shyam Benegal in the presence of Jahnu Barua
and other dignitaries at 10.30 AM on October 02, 2012. While there will be full
day screenings – 11.00 AM to 8.45 PM on October 02 and 10.00 AM to 5.00
PM on October 06, there will be evening screenings (6.00PM to 9.30PM) from
October 3 to 5. The event which is free of charges and open to all will be held
at the RR Theatre, 10th floor,1st phase building, Films Division, 24, Pedder Road.
Programme details are available on www.filmsdivision.org. Shri V S Kundu,
Director General Films Division invites all Mumbaikars to the event for refreshing the values of Gandhian philosophy and the social relevance of non-violence, universal peace and love in the present times.
“BAAPU” FILM FESTIVAL
PROGRAMME – OCT 2, 2012 ( TUESDAY )
10.00 AM – 10.30 AM: REGISTRATION
10.30 AM – 11.00 AM: INAUGURATION
By SHYAM BENEGAL
Guest of Honor: JAHNU BARUA
11.00 AM – 11.40 AM:
GANDHI – AN EMERGING REALITY | Documentary | Films Division | 36 min | 1997
Director- KULDEEP SINHA
11.40 AM – 02.00 PM:
THE MAKING OF THE MAHATMA | Fiction | NFDC | 144 min | 1996
Director – SHYAM BENEGAL
02.00 PM – 03.00 PM: BREAK
03.00 PM – 08.45 PM:
MAHATMA – LIFE OF GANDHI | Documentary | 5 hr 30 min | The Gandhi Memorial Fund &
Films Division Director – VITHALBHAI K. JHAVERI
OCT 3, 2012 ( WEDNESDAY )
06.00 PM – 06.05 PM:
GANDHI DHARM | Documentary | Films Division | 3 min
Director – BIPIN CHOUBAL
06.05 PM – 09.30 PM:
GANDHI | Fiction | NFDC | 191 min.
Director– RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
Renowned actress ROHINI HATTANGADY, who essayed the role of ‘Kasturba’ will present the film.
OCT 4, 2012 ( THURSDAY )
06.00 PM – 06.35 PM:
MIDNIGHT OF 14TH AUGUST 1947 | Documentary | year | 32 min | Gandhi Films Foundation
Compiled by SUBHASH JAYKAR
06.35 PM – 09.00 PM:
GANDHI, MY FATHER | Fiction | 136 min
FEROZ ABBAS KHAN, director, will present the film.
Noted actor DARSHAN JARIWALA will share his experiences of portraying Gandhiji.
OCT 5, 2012 ( FRIDAY )
06.00 PM – 06.05 PM:
GANDHI TEERTH JALAGAON | Documentary | 3 min | Gandhi Films Foundation | 2012
Compiled by PRADEEP B. RAO
06.05 PM – 07.05 PM:
PLACES WHERE GANDHIJI LIVED | Documentary | 60 min | Gandhi Films Foundation
07.05 PM – 09.00 PM:
MAINE GANDHI KO NAHIN MARA | Fiction | 100 min | Anupam Kher
Director – JAHNU BARUA
Eminent actor – producer ANUPAM KHER will interact with the audience after the screening.
OCT 6, 2012 ( SATURDAY )
10.00 AM – 10.05 AM:
GANDHIJI’S LETTER TO HITLER | Documentary | 4 min. | Films Division | 2007
Director- BIPIN CHOUBAL
10.05 AM – 01.00 PM:
LAGE RAHO MUNNABHAI | Fiction | 144 min | Vidhu Vinod Chopra | 2006
Director – RAJKUMAR HIRANI
01.0 0 PM – 02.00 PM: BREAK
02.0 0 PM – 02.10 PM:
GANDHI – THROUGH THE EYES OF THE CARTOONIST | Animation | 9 min |
Films Division | 1997
Director – Sheila Paralkar
02.10 PM – 02.25 PM:
NAMAK KI KANKARI | Fiction | 11 min | Films Division | 1995
Director – Irshad Panjatan
02.25 PM – 03.00 PM:
LINES OF MAHATMA | Documentary | 20 min | 1999
Director – R V RAMANI
03.00 PM – 04.00 AM: SLIDE SHOW of paintings on Gandhiji and a talk
by ATUL DODIYA
04.00PM – 05.00 PM:
GANDHI, NEHRU & MODERN ART | Documentary | 20 min | Films Division
Director ARUN KHOPKAR will present the film & deliver a talk.
05.00 PM – 07.00 PM:
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