Chitrabharati, the 4th Indian Film Festival by Prabhat Chitra Mandal celebrating the spirit of National Award winning filmmakers

May 24, 2016 | Posted by admin in Achievements, Events & Happenings, Faculty Achievements   No Comments »







Prabhat Chitra Mandal, the film society that has been actively promoting good cinema for the past 48 years has one more feather in its cap with the conclusion of Chitrabharati,The 4th Indian Film Festival that showcased a number National Award winning films in  feature and short film categories from different India languages for  the discerning film lovers from the city of Mumbai.

Powered by  WeSchool and Pu.La.Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy,the festival also had a book release, exhibition of vintage film posters and a competition of short films. The event was attended by the movie buffs, writers, critics, WeSchool’s faculty and young wannabe filmmakers that waited eagerly to discuss the finer nuances of film making with the National award winning directors at the end of each screening.

While explaining the thought process behind holding a festival dedicated to regional films, noted Producer-Director and Chairman ,Prabhat Chitra Mandal, Shri Kiran Shantaram said ,” Indian films are not restricted to Bollywood. Prabhat Chitra Mandal is committed to promote meaningful and artistic international, national and regional films that are critically acclaimed as well as appreciated by the audiences the world over. Bringing the National award winning films of 2016 for the film lovers of Mumbai is one such endeavor and I am glad that a leading B school like WeSchool has joined hands with us in this initiative.”

While felicitating the National award winning directors of 2016,  Nishant Roy Bombarde (Best Debut Director in the short film category  – ‘Daravatha’), Makarand Mane (Director, Best Marathi feature film, ‘Ringan’) and Nilanjan Datta (Best feature film in Wancho, ‘The Head hunter’ ) Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool expressed, ” Films are no longer a part of the extra-curricular activities  but have  emerged as an important educational tool by becoming integral part of the curricula and pedagogy. Films linked to the Teaching-Learning Plan based on the curriculum help the young MBAs at WeSchool develop a better understanding of global markets, finance, investments, supply chain, entrepreneurship and ethics. More importantly it helps them develop a global awareness, an understanding of the national agenda and sensitivity to societal issues which contributes to their holistic development.”

The young winners of the short film competition were also honored at the hands of Shri Kiran Shantaram and Prof Dr Uday Salunkhe amidst a big applause from their cast, crew and friends. The ceremony concluded with the screenings of National  award winning films ‘The headhunter’ ,a heart touching film  in Wancho ( a tribal dialect of Arunachal) , about  tragic plight of the tribals due to habitat destruction under the guise of development  and ‘Birds with large wings ‘( Hindi/English ) directed by Dr Bijukumar, that focused on the environmental  disaster and human tragedy created due to  pesticide spraying on the lush green cashew plantations in Kerala .


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