ATTENDED 21 st November to 24th ; GOA : 44th international film festival of India .. summary here !!
it is always a great fun and learning to attend big film festival when you are invited as special vip guest . so I enjoyed my trip in goa .
21st nov ; attended opening panorama section inaugurated by I n B minister Manish tiwari . I was called on the stage to felicitate shri manoj kumar , the legendry film writer director producer of 70s of bollywood . I spoke of his great work he had done . but he responded more generously and spoke ten minutes about me and my first meeting with him in 70s and his long speech raised many eye brows in audience and ministry both . I was amused .
22.nov ; Me and my associate Arindum n sarahna deep chose to see a japanese film ‘ OSHIN ‘ . ,. Amazing film !!! it was about a Japanese female child labour and was extremely touching and a brilliant film.
23 nov: I watched ‘ ship of theses ‘ promoted by kiron rao and utv . a fascinating intellectual’s film .. . in the evening I spent time with Raima sen at my place with her friends from bengal industry . raima in party is great fun .. all her friends know . we had a great time discussing cinema of all kind.
24th nov: I was invited at all India film critic association meeting as a keynote speaker and I spoke about their roles and responsibility for younger generation and nation since cinema do affect our society .
and in the afternoon I saw ‘ Meghe Dhaka Tara’ a Bengali film based on legend film maker Ritwick ghatak ‘s internal journey along with his aggressive classic movies he had made and went into a mental asylum as penniless .
finally I came back to Mumbai to join my ‘ KAANCHI ‘ to make money with my mainstream cinema ,editing one item number ‘ KAMBAL KE NEECHE …
…ha ha ha ..
Back to pavilion Mr Ghai ;}
ME N TEAM FROM ‘ MEGHE DHAKA TARA”