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Film festival to pay homage to Mani Kaul

Taj Enlighten Film Society's Naya Cinema Festival has decided to pay tribute to late filmmaker Mani Kaul by screening two of his movies - Uski Roti and Duvidha.

bollywood Updated: Jul 07, 2011 17:07 IST

Taj Enlighten Film Society's Naya Cinema Festival has decided to pay tribute to late filmmaker Mani Kaul by screening two of his movies - Uski Roti and Duvidha.

Kaul died Wednesday morning at his residence here, following prolonged illness. He was 66. The event will be held in Mumbai from July 15-31 and Kaul's film will be screened July 29.

"The whole idea of the festival is to showcase first and second works by pathbreaking directors. Mani Kaul's films were a major part of that list, but now those two screenings will pay homage to his genius," Pranav Ashar, president of the Taj Enlighten Film Society, said in a press statement.

Post the film screenings, some of Kaul's associates from the industry will pay tribute to his works in a discussion.

Kaul won the Filmfare Critics Award for best movie for four films - Uski Roti, Ashad Ka Ek Din, Duvidha and Idiot.

In 1989, he won a national award for his documentary Siddheshwari.