Sunday 19 February 2012

Odisha Diary Painter Jatin Das, 6th national Short and Documentary Film Festival at Bhubaneswar - - Dr. Sunil Kothari

This year the theme was ‘Celebrating and Reminiscing Masters’ who recently passed away - Jehangir Sabavala, MF Hussain, Dashrath Patel, Rudra Veena player Ustad Asad Ali Khan, who was Jatin’s and my neighbor at Asiad Village,  BC Sanyal saab, Mani Kaul. Documentary films on them and Mai Kaul’s films, Nandan Saxena and his wife Kavita Saxena’s films on poetry, Renuka George’s film on Ustad Asad Ali Khan, Navroz Contractor’s film on Zadu (brooms), Arun Khopkar’s on Jehangir Sabavala - Absence of Colours - one on Hussain when he was in Dubai and painters from India went there to see him, film made by Bidisha Ray Das, were screened and were attended by large crowds.

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