While the day gave real reel treat to the cinema lovers with morning shows kicking off with children’s movies followed by National award winner Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Chokher Bali’ and ‘Guide’.
“We organized special show of children movies for differently able kids in the morning. Around 500 children from places like Silli and Chaibasa who never had any experience of watching film inside a theatre,were also called.The response is so encouraging that we are thinking of organising film festival on a regular basis,” said Alok Kumar Gupta, IPRD Director.
A panel discussion on ‘Possibilities and Challenges of Film Making in Jharkhand’ was organised in the evening when several veterans from the field of cinema and art aired their opinions and perspectives. The discussion was followed by antakshari and a quiz competition for college students.
A musical tribute was also paid to the superstars of yesteryear Rajesh Khanna and Dev Anand.
“Ranchi is the first major centre for centenary film festival. It has been organized in several other places but never on such a big scale,” asserted Additional Secretary IPRD Rajiv Lochan Bakshi.
Manju Khanna from Directorate of Film Festivals informed that the centenary festival would be celebrated till May 13, 2013 in different locales across the country. “We are planning to take this festival to Thailand and Germany.I have witnessed many festivals but this film festival in Ranchi is quite different. The extra activities besides screening of classic films are impressive,” said Khanna.