Women Film Festival gets underway

Film actor Atul Kulkarni has said that a lot of hard work goes into making of any film. He was speaking at the inaugural function of Women’s Day Film Festival organised by the Cinephile Film Club of Entertainment Society of Goa in memory of Late Mandatai Bandekar.

Kulkarni said that it takes a lot of hard work to create a film, unlike writing where penning down your opinion is the final. “A film production is a collective effort of many people including, producers, singers, musicians and all of them have to work in sync,” he said.

Kulkarni highlighted the works of Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar in field of Marathi cinema. “They have contributed immensely for the betterment of the Marathi cinema,” he stated adding that they used to create films at a time when there were no multiplexes and they trained the youth to face the camera and brought forth their talent to the Marathi film industry. .

The noted film actor said that he doesn’t believe in the ‘director’s actor concept’. “Actors shouldn’t do whatever the director says. “If they have an idea or if they feel that something could be done in a better way they must share it with the director,” he said.

Sumitra Bhave, a film director, expressed her happiness over her films being screened at the festival. She also said that women’s day like celebrations have to be dedicated to men in Goa. She was later felicitated by speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Pramod Sawant.

The inaugural function was followed by the screening of the Marathi film Devrai. On March 9, Astu will be screened, on March 10, Doghi will be screened and Samhita will be screened on March 11. All films will be screened at Maquinez Palace-Panaji at 6.30 p.m.

The Sumitra Bhave retrospective will be held in 1930 K Sera Sera Vasco and films -- Devrai on March 9, Samhita on March 10 and Doghi on March 11, will be screened. This event is organised in association with Manda and Narayan Bandekar Charitable Trust.