Film festival to pay homage to Mani Kaul

New Delhi: Taj Enlighten Film Society`s Naya Cinema Festival has decided to pay tribute to late filmmaker Mani Kaul by screening two of his movies – ‘Uski Roti’ and ‘Duvidha.’

Kaul died Wednesday morning at his residence here, following prolonged illness. He was 66. The event will be held in Mumbai from July 15-31 and Kaul`s film will be screened July 29.

"The whole idea of the festival is to showcase first and second works by pathbreaking directors. Mani Kaul`s films were a major part of that list, but now those two screenings will pay homage to his genius," Pranav Ashar, president of the Taj Enlighten Film Society, said in a press statement.

Post the film screenings, some of Kaul`s associates from the industry will pay tribute to his works in a discussion.

Kaul won the Filmfare Critics Award for best movie for four films – ‘Uski Roti’, ‘Ashad Ka Ek Din’, ‘Duvidha’ and ‘Idiot.’

In 1989, he won a national award for his documentary ‘Siddheshwari.’


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