Ever thought of watching classic movies like Chaudhvin Ka Chand or Guide on the silver screen again? Well, you can catch the classics at the 7th edition of the Habitat Film Festival. Starting on July 21, this festival will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.
The Retrospective section of the festival will pay a tribute to actor Waheeda Rehman by showing six of her films. The veteran actor is also expected to inaugurate the festival on the first day. “Guide and Pyaasa are my favourite films. While Pyaasa got my acting talent noticed, Guide was a completely different film for its time,” says Rehman. Last seen in Delhi-6, the actor says, “Though I enjoyed Delhi-6, I get bored with the same type of roles and would now like to accept a different script.”
The surprise entry to the festival is Saving Face, an environmental film by Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and New York-based Daniel Junge. “This is the only documentary to have won an Oscar this year. It highlights the issue of acid throwing and its repercussions, based on a true incident,” says Vidyun Singh, programmes head, Habitat Film Club. Successful regional films in Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi and Tamil with English subtitles will also been shown. “We want more people know that Indian cinema is more than Bollywood,” says Singh.
Along with Stanley Ka Dabba, Paan Singh Tomar and Chillar Party, there are also a host of non-commercial Hindi films that will be featured in the festival. 10 Films you must watch 1 July 21- 6pm- Guide (Hindi) 2 July 22- 10.30am - Stanley ka Dabba (Hindi) 3 July 22- 2pm- Khel Mandala (Marathi) 4 July 23- 6.30pm- Saving face (Urdu) 5 July 27 - 8.30pm- Anhey Ghorey Da Daan (Punjabi) 6 July 28- 7.15pm- Bhooter Bhobishyot (Bengali) 7 July 28- 2pm- Vaagai Sooda Vaa (Tamil) 8 July 29- 7.30pm- Deool (Marathi) 9 July 29- 10.30am- Chillar Party (Hindi) 10 July 30- 9pm- Paan Singh Tomar (Hindi)' Catch it here What: Habitat Film Festival When: July 21 to July 29 Timing: 10pm onwards Entry: By passes available at programmes desk Where: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road NEAREST METRO STATION: Khan market on the Yellow Line