This sunday,the Chandigarh Creative Cinema Circle will screen films of independent filmmaker Anant Raina. Also a photographer,guitarist,singer and foodie,Raina has been making documentaries for the last six years. After completing his MBA,Raina started his career as a writer for a childrens show.
In 2008,together with a friend,he won the first prize at an international ad film competition organized by MO Films. As a photographer,he has participated in several photography exhibitions in the country. Currently,he is working independently on a film on Kashmir called Badshah Lear: Shakespeare in the Valley.
The Sunday screening will include Rainas films such as Mann Faqeeri,which delves into the complexity of Kashmiri Sufi poetry and music,and Zohra Sehgal,an extensive interview with this 101-year-old acting legend. Interspersed with moving poetry recitations,it is a portrait of an artiste in her own words. At nine minutes,Natwar and Nandi is a documentary film shot on an iPhone,about a colourful character that Raina encountered in Puri. Badshah Lear,is an excerpt from a film that is currently in post-production about the work of theatreperson MK Raina,Anants father,and the bhand theatre of Kashmir.