ചലച്ചിത്രോത്സവം (IFFI)

22nd International Film Festival of India-Aravindan Memorial Lecture by actor Aparna Sen

A MeeraSahib 2017-12-05 06:07:30am

Aravindan ,was a multi- versatile creative thinker who worked as Director, Screen writer, Musician and Cartoonist. His films Utharayanam.Thampu,Kummatty, Esthappan,Pokkuveyil,Chidambaram,Oridathu,Marattam, Vasthuhara are still remembered for their creative exuberance. Aravindan Memorial Lecture is an annual programme conducted by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy ,in the premises of IFFK in honour of the legendary filmmaker. This year's Aravindan Memorial lecture is set to be delivered by Aparna Sen. Aparna Sen is a renowned name in Bengali as well as Indian cinema. She has excelled both as an actor in film and theatre and as a director of parallel cinema.Aparna was born in 1945 in Kolkata. Her father, Chidananda Das Gupta, was a film critic ,film maker and close friend of Satyajit Ray.THhey were the pioneers of film society movement in India. . Her first film appearance was in Satyajit Ray's Teen Kanya (1961) when she was sixteen. Since then, Aparna has acted in many films in lead roles.In 1981, Aparna made her debut as a film director with 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981) which won national and international awards. Since then, Aparna has directed series of films on a wide variety of subjects. Most of her films have been well acclaimed nationally and internationally. Aparna moved to Mumbai and continues to make films in Hindi and English.Aparna acted in little theatre groups and commercial theatres for a period of time. She was also editor of a popular Bengali magazine (Sananda) for long time.
  
Govt of India bestowed  Padmashri title on Aravindan.   
 
He won:

National Film Awards for his films:

1974: Award for the Best Feature Film on the 25th Anniversary of India's Independence – Uttarayanam
1974: Best Feature Film in Malayalam – Uttarayanam
1978: Best Direction – Kanchana Sita
1979: Best Direction – Thampu
1986: Best Film – Chidambaram
1987: Best Direction – Oridathu
1991: Best Feature Film in Malayalam – Vasthuhara

Kerala State Film Awards
1974: Best Film – Uttarayanam
1974: Best Director – Uttarayanam
1974: Best Screenplay – Uttarayanam
1978: Second Best Film – Thampu
1978: Best Director – Thampu
1979: Best Film – Esthappan
1979: Best Children's Film – Kummatty
1979: Best Director – Esthappan
1981: Best Director – Pokkuveyil
1985: Best Film – Chidambaram
1985: Best Director – Chidambaram
1985: Best Documentary – The Brown Landscape
1986: Best Film – Oridathu
1986: Best Director – Oridathu
1986: Best Documentary – The Catch
1988: Best Music Director – Ore Thooval Pakshikal
1990: Best Film – Vasthuhara
1990: Best Director – Vasthuhara