Centenary Film Festival, a package of National Award Winning Feature Films at Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 27th-30th April 2013

Time : 6:45 pm

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served basis)

Place : Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Parking : Gate No. 1 to 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 ( Bikes & Bicycles )
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Area : Lodhi Road Area Events

Event Description : Centenary Film Festival, a package of National Award Winning Feature Films.
Schedule : 
27th April : 
6:45 pm |Damul (Bonded Labour) (Hindi/1986/106mins) Dir.Prakash Jha
Set in rural Bihar of 1984, the film focuses on the caste politics and the oppression of the lower castes in the region, through bonded labour. The film also highlights the issue of heavy migration of the poor villagers of Bihar to richer states in search of livelihood.
8:45pm |Halodhia Chorayer Baondhan Khai (Assamese/1988/120mins) Dir.Jahnu Barua 
Bora, a farmer, is forced to give up the farm his father had paid for when the landowner asks for a mortgage receipt that was never given. Bora's ultimate humiliation occurs when he is forced to put up political banners that espouse the virtues of the man who ruined his life. 

28th April : 
6:45pm |Marupakkam (The Other Side) (Tamil/1990/88mins) Dir.K.S.Sethu Madhavan Ambi comes to see his ailing father with whom he fell out over Ambi's love and subsequent marriage to a Christian girl in Delhi. Over time, he learns how his father had fallen out with his family due to his love for Avayam (Radha). Beginning to understand that guilt might be a reason why his father has retreated into silence over his own marriage, Ambi suggests bringing his stepmother Avayam to the house.
8:20pm|Samar (Hindi/1999/126mins) Dir.Shyam Benegal
A real-life story of an Ahir farmer of Madhya Pradesh village, who had committed the "crime" of entering the village temple for a thanksgiving, for which he is publicly humiliated by village priest.
When a film actor is asked to enact the scene of humiliation, he revolts, thus sparking off another cycle of violence in the village. The film presents an unflattering image of modern filmmakers, who visit far-flung rural areas, in search of 'sensitive' stories, while themselves remaining insensitive to the rural dynamics.

29th April : 
6:45pm |Vanaprastham (Malayalam/2000/119mins) Dir.Shaji N. Karun
At the age of 10, Kunhikuttan begins the long and difficult apprenticeship of Kathakali. He is barely
18 when he is forced to marry Savithri. Their union turns out to be a very unhappy one, despite the birth of their daughter, Sharada. While Kunhikuttan gains more and more recognition for his performances, his modest life is often difficult. He meets Subhadra, who turns his world upside down. She is a young woman married into high society and seems to be lost within her closed world, in which she can no longer distinguish between reality and fiction. She is consumed by the passion she feels for the hero of the Mahabharata Epic, Arjuna, as she truly believes that her first name is predestined: Subhadra is the lover of Arjuna. She falls in love, not with Kunhikuttan, but with the Arjuna he embodies on stage.
8:50 pm |Mondo Meyer Upakhyan (Bengali/2002/90mins) Dir.Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Based on a short story by Prafulla Roy, the film tells the story of Lati whose mother Rajani is a
prostitute living and working in a brothel in rural India. Rajani plans to offer her daughter to an older
man, a rich husband and protector to her daughter. Lati, however, wants to return to school and
finish her studies. Unwilling to pay such a price for material success, she runs away to Calcutta. 

30th April : 
6:45 pm |Dweepa (Kannada/2002/132mins) Dir.Girish Kasaravalli
Located in the backwaters of a dam, Sita Parvata is an island slowly submerging due to the rains.
The government succeeds in evacuating the residents by giving them compensation for the properties they own. The village temple priest, his son and daughter-in-law find it impossible to leave their homeland and make a living with the meagre compensation given by the government. On the island, they are important people, but outside, they would be one among hundreds of families struggling to make a living. Centered around this complex theme, the film narrates the struggles of the family and how ultimately in the end they manage to continue life on the island.
9:05pm |Shwaas (Marathi/2004/107mins) Dir.Sandeep Sawant
Vichare brings his 8 year old grandson to a doctor in Mumbai. The child is diagnosed as a victim of a
rare retinal cancer. After consulting with other colleagues in US and UK doctor finds that only way to save child’s life is to perform an operation that will leave the child blind. However he refuses to operate without informing the child of his condition. The film then depicts the grandfather’s struggle to accept the reality that the only way to save his grandson is at the cost of his eyesight.

Collaboration : Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

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Centenary Film Festival, a package of National Award Winning Feature Films at Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 27th-30th April 2013 Centenary Film Festival, a package of National Award Winning Feature Films at Habitat World, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 27th-30th April 2013 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Rating: 5

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