Actress, writer-director Vibhavari Deshpande will be present for the closing ceremony of the first edition of Arbhaat Children Film Club on July 26 at the National Film Archives of India, Pune. Multiple award-winning Korean film The Way Home by Lee Jeong-hyang will be the closing film at the festival.
After the screenings, Vibhavari, who came to limelight in Harishchandrachi Factory for her historical role of Saraswati Phalke, wife of the father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, will conduct an interactive session with the children. The actress is active in theater with an Indo-German group, Grips, that produces plays for children.
Director Umesh Kulkarni and actor Girish Kulkarni started Arbhaat Children Film Club in 2013 with a sole intention of making the best of children films accessible worldwide.
In an year-round programme, the club has not only shown narrative-based feature films but have also shown documentaries, animation films and short films to children. Films like Children Of Heaven by Majid Majidi, Animals Are Beautiful People by Jamie Uys, Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin, The Cup by Khyentse Norbu, Gopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya by Shipa Ranade and Jumping Over The Puddle by Karel Kachnya have received great response from children.
Aarbhat Children Film Club is one-year activity programme and the eligibility for this club is 10 to 16 years age group.
Sathyaraj’s new look in Poojai
Veteran actor Sathyaraj plays a powerful role in director Hari’s Tamil film Poojai .However, the director is unwilling to ravel much about the character stating that it would impact the role and Sathyaraj’s performance in the film.
From the pictures released, Sathyaraj’s tonsured head and cop uniform gives an impression of the actor’s films like Nooravadhu Naal and Walter Vetri that are considered as his most powerful signature performances.
Poojai is produced by Vishal under the banner of Vishal Film Factory and has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.Vishal and Shruthi Haasan in lead roles.