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Charlie Chaplin movies to de-stress doctors at Chandigarh’s PGI

The Association of Resident Doctors , Chandigarh Film Society are organising a two-day film festival

punjab Updated: Dec 22, 2017 10:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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On Saturday, three movies – The Gold Rush, The Immigrant, Easy Street — will be screened(AP )

The doctors at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) are going to have some light moments with Charlie Chaplin in the coming weekend.

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), PGIMER in collaboration with the Chandigarh Film Society are organising Charlie Chaplin Film Festival.

The film festival will be held from December 23 to 24 at Bhargava auditorium, PGIMER. Justice Mahesh Grover will inaugurate the function on Saturday.Twelve movies will be screened during the festival.

On Saturday, three movies – The Gold Rush, The Immigrant, Easy Street will be screened.On Sunday, movies The Tramp, Triple trouble, The Vega Bond, Twenty Minutes of Love, The Fireman, The Adventurer, Behind the Screen, By the Sea, A Women, His Regeneration will be screened.

PGI has over 1,500 resident doctors but limited recreational facilities. The ARD and the Chandigarh Film club had held a meeting regarding the matter in July.

“The purpose of screening Charlie Chaplin movies is only to lessen the stress of doctors who are overburdened. We want them to laugh. And who can be a better comedian than Charlie Chaplin,” said ARD president Dr Sombir Singh.

“Even the previous PGI director wanted Charlie Chaplin movies to be screened,” said Chandigarh Film Society secretary and Federation of Film Societies of India regional secretary Tapesh Sharma.Sharma said that he was trying to organise this festival for the last five to six months.

“I am glad that it is happening now. Director Dr Jagat Ram also appreciated the idea,” said Sharma. He said, “December 25th is also the 40th death anniversary of Charlie Chaplin.”

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 10:31 IST