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Cinema: New and Edgy

Marathi cinema’s renaissance might have begun in 2004 with Shwaas,but it is initiatives like Nave Valan that is keeping the buzz going.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE |
September 30, 2013 3:52:53 am

Marathi cinema’s renaissance might have begun in 2004 with Shwaas,but it is initiatives like Nave Valan that is keeping the buzz going. The festival dedicated to Marathi cinema is back with its fifth edition at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA),and will screen seven films with English subtitles from October 4-8. Deepa Gahlot,Head Programming (Theatre and Film) says,“Nave Valan in its fifth edition hopes to cement the fact that cinema in India goes beyond Bollywood and is here to stay.”

A must-watch at the festival is the National Award-winning film Anumati. Written and directed by Gajendra Ahire,the film explores a heart-wrenching struggle of a retired teacher who is trying to save his dying wife. The films at the festival are a great selection across genres. The festival will also premiere Lagna Pahave Karun,which is a romantic musical by director Ajay Naik. The film follows two young entrepreneurs who start a new-age marriage bureau,pairing people based on emotional,physical,social and financial compatibility as opposed to horoscopes. Pune 52,written and directed by Nikhil Mahajan; Popatby Satish Rajwade; Touring Talkies,directed by Ahire; and 72 Miles – Ek Pravas,directed by Rajeev Patil,are the other five films that will be screened.

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