Thursday, 16 April 2015

Doordarshan to telecast a special documentary on film legend Mrinal Sen

Paying its tribute to the living legend of India, Doordarshan has made an exclusive documentary on the legendary film maker Mrinal Sen titled 'Celebrating Mrinal Sen'.
This documentary encompassing four episodes, is scheduled to telecast on 18&19 April 2015 and 25&26 April 2015 at 9:00 pm on DD National. 
The archival documentary is primarily based on conversations between the maestro and the renowned film critic and analyst, Sameek Bandyopadhyay. The conversation is interspersed with relevant excerpts from his brilliant and memorable films and comments from his actors and associate crew members, who worked with him in his different projects. 
The last episode is a free flowing conversation between Sen's only son, Kunal, and his parents. Almost all the living actors, who have been associated with this iconic director, have talked about Mrinal Sen and their personal experiences of working and interacting with him. 
The DVD of this documentary was handed over to Shri Mrinal Sen and his wife, Smt. Gita Sen, by the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, Shri Jawhar Sircar.
Telecast across other national and regional channels of Doordarshan like DD Bangla, DD Bharati etc, with suitable dubbing and subtitling would shortly follow.


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