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Mrinal Sen was a prolific filmmaker whose movies had a deep impact in Indian society: Amit Khare,

Newdelhi:5/12/18:Indian Panorama Film Festival, being organized by Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of I&B, was inaugurated today by Secretary, Ministry of I&B, Shri Amit Khare in the presence of Shri Shaji N Karun,the director of the opening feature film ‘Olu’,at Siri Fort Auditorium II, New Delhi.

At the outset, Secretary, Ministry of I&B, Shri Amit Khare recalled the contribution of the recently deceased prolific filmmaker Shri Mrinal Sen and the impact his movies had on our society. He also talked about the contribution of the trioka of Shri Mrinal Sen, Shri Satyajit Ray and Shri RitwikGhatak on the parallel cinema landscape in India. One minute silence was observed in memory of Shri Mrinal Sen. The function then started with the formal lighting of the lamp ceremony.The ten day Festival will last till 13th January, 2019, during which 26 Feature Films and 21 Non-Feature Films will be screened. The entry for the Festival has been kept free of charge. Seating will take place on first-come-first-served basis

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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