Minister promises efforts to attract film industry
THE FOUR-DAY film fest ?Filmotsav 2006 organised by the Directorate of Culture as part of the State?s golden jubilee celebrations got under way at the Ravindra Bhavan on Wednesday. The festival has been organised in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh Madhyam.india Updated: Nov 09, 2006 15:23 IST
THE FOUR-DAY film fest ‘Filmotsav 2006 organised by the Directorate of Culture as part of the State’s golden jubilee celebrations got under way at the Ravindra Bhavan on Wednesday. The festival has been organised in collaboration with the Madhya Pradesh Madhyam.
Sudhir Mishra’s ‘Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi’ was screened on the inaugural day as part of the visual feast showcasing some popular and critically acclaimed movies that were picturised in various parts of Madhya Pradesh. While Public Relation Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was the chief guest, Culture Minister Laxmi Kant Sharma presided over the function.
Before the screening of the film, the Madhya Pradesh Government felicitated five personalities associated with the film industry. These included Sudha Malhotra (playback singer), Vijayendra Ghatge (actor), Ashok Mishra (script writer), Jayant Deshmukh (art film director) and Swanand Kirkirke (lyricist).
Speaking on the occasion the Culture Minister said he would endeavour to provide facilities that could attract the film industry to the State. Efforts could also be made to re-establish the Film Vikas Nigam, he added.
Tomar said that the films had a vital role to play in one’s nurturing.
“We have not been able to optimally exploit the natural resources of the State”, he said adding, “The State Government will try to make available all possible resources and make all efforts to set up a film institute which can give training on cinema”.
Mishra’s ‘Hazaaron Khwahishen Aisi’ reflected the intensity and fate of three young characters who start on the same platform but board different trains for their destinations. Set in the landscape of the 60s and 70s, it mirrored the pent up angst and turbulence that lies in the youth.
First Published: Nov 09, 2006 15:23 IST