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NFAI will screened Marathi film Pitruroon, to celebrate veteran actress Tanuja 75th birthday

Veteran actress Tanuja, a popular face of the 60s and 70s Indian cinema will grace the closing ceremony of the 14th Marathi Film Appreciation Course “Chitrapat Rasaswad Shibir” as chief guest. The course will conclude on 24th September, at 4.30 PM at NFAI, Law College Road, Pune.

In another highlight, Tanuja will donate a personal collection of photographs of her family and friends to NFAI for the purpose of preservation. The major peak of the acquisition is the rare original poster of the film ‘Chhabili’ (1960), directed by Shobhna Samarth starring Tanuja and Nutan in the leading roles.

A week-long course from 19th to 24th September is organized by NFAI in association with Federation of Film Society of India (FFSI) at the  National Film Archive of India.

The celebrated actress will award certificates to the course participants in the successful completion of this intensive week long course. Her daughter and actress Tanisha Mukerji is also going to be present during the function.

To celebrate Tanuja’s 75th birthday (23rd September), a special screening of the acclaimed Marathi film Pitruroon, starring Tanuja and Sachin Khedekar is also organized following the closing ceremony. Director of the film Nitish Bharadwaj will also attend the screening with a few other members of the cast to introduce the film.

‘Pitruroon’, a moving, an emotional family drama based on Sudha Murthy’s novel narrates the journey of a son to fulfill his father’s unfulfilled wish.

Screening of ‘Pitruroon’ is open to all.

Tuesday 24th September at 4.30 PM

NFAI, Law College Road, Pune

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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