Starting Sunday, senior citizens in the city can beat the summer heat with five days of cinematic nostalgia.
The Dignity Foundation, a non-profit organisation working for senior citizens, will organise a special film festival from April 18 to 22, showcasing films in Hindi, Marathi and English from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
To be held at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, the screenings will be open to all members of the Foundation, who can bring with them up to two non-members.
“The idea behind the festival was to give the elderly a treat with nostalgia, a psychological term for the security one feels by going back to a comfort zone of one’s childhood or youth,” said Dr Sheilu Sreenivasan, founder president of the Foundation. “Also, in summers we cannot organise sports or picnic for them.”
Actor and Dignity brand ambassador Tanuja Mukherji is expected to attend the screenings along with sociologist Nandini Sardesai, son of filmmaker V. Shantaram Kiran Shantaram and actors Waheeda Rahman and Kajol.
(The Dignity Film Festival will be held at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, April 18 to 22, from 10 am to 1 pm)