The legendary award-winning charming beauty-queen Nutan,one of Indian cinema's finest actors will finally get her due with a special three -day retrospective dedicated to her to mark her 83rd birth anniversary. As ‘Sujata’ and ‘Bandini’ ,the classics from Nutan’s repertoire were directed by another legend from Indian films, director Bimal Roy , the Bimal Roy Film and Memorial Society has taken the lead in organizing the retrospective between 2nd to 4th June.
Writer-columnist, documentary filmmaker and daughter of the filmmaking legend Bimal Roy, Rinki Roy Bhattacharya said, " This gifted actor struck a chord with masses, classes, and critics alike. Her unconventional roles and acting in the 70+ films she acted in still draw praise from viewers who are stunned at her natural craft and prowess. Its 60 years since ‘Sujata’ was made and it continues to be a socially relevant film ,especially in today ’s turbulent times as the issue of marginalized women keeps reappearing, threatening the very secular fabric of our nation .
“ Sadly, there has yet to be a film retrospective celebrating one of India’s finest star-actors , Nutan. This festival aim to make a case for promoting film culture to younger, newer audiences. This proposed retrospective showcasing the versatile genius of Nutan will present three of her finest films.
The festival selection are narratives- many by eminent Indian writers –that question serious social concerns such as the need for inclusiveness, gender sensitivity, blind caste considerations, that shatter myths about class and caste and portray women’s intense struggle to find a place and their very ability to tackle conflicting issues.
The films that will be screened from June 2nd to 4th in the evenings6pm include: ‘Sujata’ ,’Bandini’ and , ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne at Screen 3 , Films Division of India ,Pedder Road, . The retrospective will be kick-started in the presence of Nutan’s son-Actor Mohnish Bahl and Granddaughter-Actor Pranutan Bahl and conclude in the presence of Nutan’s sister-actor Tanuja.