Department of Media Studies in its 2nd lecture/screening series ‘Utsav’-Celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema witnessed one more stalwart from the Indian film industry on 30th of January 2014. Shri Amol Palekar one of the most renowned movie icons of Marathi film industry was the chief guest this time.
The event showcased Amol Palekar’s critically acclaimed film ‘Quest’ which has been part of various national and international film festivals. The screening was then followed by an interactive session with the students. During this session Amol Palekar highlighted the importance of other language cinema and how these films are gradually getting neglected and how they face tough competition from popular hindi cinema for their survival. He appreciated the efforts of the Department of media studies in bridging the gap and felicitating filmmakers from regional cinemas through ‘Utsav’.
He also stated that the Indian movies have a great market in the International level and the film industry in general is doing incredibly good. He mentioned about couple of his movies from the ‘Directors Diary’. Ms Sandhya Gokhale who is the writer of the film discussed the difficulties the team faced in getting the release of the film. This event was organised under the guidance of HOD Prof Naresh Rao and convenor of the series Prof Aasita Bali.