Actress Kalki Koechlin starrer disability drama “Margarita, With A Straw” began the10th edition of the annual Habitat Film Festival.
Kalki, 31, attended the film’s screening and interacted with the audience. She shared a few anecdotes from the shooting of the Shonali Bose-directed movie.
An exhibition titled “Rhythm, Raga and Melody” in collaboration with National Film Archive of India, Pune was inaugurated by Kalki and Bengali filmmaker Bauddhayan Mukherji at the Convention Centre Foyer just before the opening screening.
The exhibition of around 90 films posters highlights the contribution of music in Hindi Cinema.
Mukherji’s latest mystery-drama “Teenkahon” was also screened today.
The 10-day festival will feature 48 films in 13 languages presenting some fresh and innovative storylines, stunning cinematography, veteran actors and directors, rising stars, apart from 19 National Award Winning Films.
A major attraction of the edition is the Kamal Haasan retrospective, which will open tomorrow with the screening of his 2014 film “Vishwaroopam” and followed by an interaction with the superstar.
Haasan’s other hits like “Ek Duje Ke Liye”, “Sadma”, “Chachi 420” and “Saagar” will also be showcased in the coming days.
The festival will also screen National Award-winning Bengali film “Chotushkone”.
Film celebrities Shoojit Sircar, Ananth Mahadevan, Pushpendra Singh, Abhishek Jain, Sohini Dasgupta, Atanu Ghosh, Hiren Bhora, Sajin Baabuand, among others will also attend the festival.