As Nepal ushered its New Year on Wednesday, a long list of eminent Indian film heroines from Nargis to Rani Mukherjee began lighting up the screen at Nepal Tourism Board’s auditorium in Kathmandu.
Part of a film festival highlighting the roles of Indian film heroines over five decades, eleven path-breaking films with women as central characters will be screened over five days to movie buffs in Nepal.
The festival began on Wednesday with Sharmila Tagore essaying the role of an incarnation of Goddess Kali in Satyajit Ray’s Devi. It was followed by Nargis’s epochal role of a matriarch trying to control her destiny in Mehmood’s Mother India. On Thursday, Meena Kumari, Madhubi Mukherjee and Rakhee enthralled all in Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam, Charulata and Paroma.