Author turned director Ram Kamal’s Season’s Greetings: A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh, will have UK premiere at CIFF, Festival that will be attended by Hollywood bigwigs including Judi Dench who will also be receiving Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival director Rahil Abbas says, “It’s an honor to have Dame Judy Dench at Cardiff this year along with many international celebrities. Dench is not just a National Treasure in UK but a global icon. Nawazuddin Siddique is our special guest for his outstanding contribution in Indian cinema.”
Nawazuddin, who will be conferred the prestigious Golden Dragon Award at the ceremony says, ” I am very excited to be part of Cardiff International Film Festival and look forward to attending the festival in October. I would like to congratulate all films being showcased at the festival this year?
After United Nations collaboration and Amitabh Bachchan unveiling the first look of Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s film A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings, now his film will be premiered at Cardiff International Film Festival this October. This will be the closing film of the festival.
Incidentally Ram Kamal’s short film Cakewalk will also be screened at the festival in short film category. He is the only Indian filmmaker to have two films nominated at the prestigious film festival.
“I couldn’t believe when I received an official invite from Cardiff International Film Festival stating that two of my films were selected and they wanted to host the UK premiere of my film Season’s Greetings,” says Ram Kamal Mukherjee. Season’s Greetings that deals with a mother and daughter relationship, stars Celina Jaitly Haag and Lillette Dubey in the lead, It also features India’s first transgender actor Shree Ghatak in a pivotal role with Azhar Khan as the male lead.
This year jury members were Bethan Sayed the Member of Parliament (Wales), Florence Ayisi the Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker, Norma J Warren the legendary British director, Keith Williams known as video conceptual artist for Michael Jackson, Elton John and Madonna and Hollywood actor Joe Fererra.
Apart from Season’s Greetings and Cakewalk from India, the festival will also screen internationally acclaimed films like A Prayer Before Dawn, Down the Caravan and Terry Prachet’s film Troll Bridge.
The gala awards night will be held at the Exchange Hotel, which will be attended by eminent members from British and American film fraternity on October 27th. This year’s festival, will be celebrating Judy Denchs significant contribution to film. From starring in the blockbuster James Bond series to her leading roles in Victoria and Abdul and Most Exotic Marigold Hotel.
In an exclusive statement veteran actor Dame Judi Dench says, “I am honored to be awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Cardiff International Film Festival. I was in Wales last summer and I made some great friends and now I am looking forward to receiving this award in Wales once again.” A seven-time Oscar nominee, Dench won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love in 1998.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”