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Mani Kaul, the master film maker who is credited with radically overhauling the relationship of image and form, of speech and narrative, and space and time and whose films have been hailed as the formal experiments in Indian cinema and well ahead of their times is being fondly remembered by his friends and admirers on 6th July, 2012 on his first death anniversary.

Films Division, for whom Mani Kaul has made nine documentaries including the widely hailed Siddheshwari and Dhrupad, is organizing a two-day programme – with nostalgia sessions and screening of Mani’s films – on 6th and 7th July, 2012 at its theatre in Mumbai and a day’s programme at the FD auditorium in Delhi on 6th July.

Jahnu Barua, Udayan Vajpeyi, Piyush Shah, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Sharmishta Mohanti, Lalitha Krishnan and Siddharth Sinha will share their “Mani experiences” with the audience in the first session starting at 11.00am at the FD theatre, Mumbai. His documentaries as well feature films, Uski Roti, Mati Manas and Duvidha will be screened on 6th and 7th July.

At the FD auditorium in Delhi, the programme will start at 3.30pm on 6th July with Mani’s friends and contemporaries; Ashok Vajpeyi, Raman Chawla, Gattoo Kaul and Rita Kaul (Mani’s sisters) and Gurpal Singh sharing their association with Mani Kaul followed by screening of his documentary films.

Shri V S Kundu, Director General, Films Division has informed that a commemorative set of 3 DVDs having nine documentary films made by Mani Kaul for Films Division and a special Mani Kaul edition of the FD magazine, Documentary Today will be released at the beginning of the programmes. All the films will be screened in 35mm, celluloid format. Entry to the screenings is free. Programme details are available on www.filmsdivision.org.

Films Division pays tribute to Mani Kaul

Time……. Space……… and the Master




6 JUL 2012 ( FRIDAY )


11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

INAUGURATION by Shri. Jahnu Barua



Shri. Udayan Vajpeyi

Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Piyush Shah, Ms. Lalitha Krishna, Sharmistha Mohanty and Siddharth Sinha

Share their “Mani Experience” and will be presenting his films.


12:30 PM – 02:00 PM


SIDDHESHWARI (1989) 92 min.


02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Break for lunch


03:00 PM – 03:30 PM

FORMS & DESIGN (1968) – 11 min.


03:30 PM – 04:30 PM

DURING & AFTER AIR-RAID (1970) – 11 min.

THE INDIAN WOMAN (1975)-20 min.

ARRIVAL (1979) – 20 min.


04:30 PM – 04:45 PM

Tea break


04:45 PM – 06:30 PM

USKI ROTI (1970) – 110 min.

7 JUL 2012 ( SATURDAY )


11:00 AM – 02:00 PM

THE NOMAD PUPPETEER (1974) – 20 min.

CHITRAKATHI (1978) – 19 min.

MATI MANAS (1985) – 92 min.


02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Break for lunch


03:00 PM – 04:30 PM

DUVIDHA (1975) – 82 min.


04:30 PM – 04:45 PM

Tea break


04:45 PM – 06:30 PM

BEFORE MY EYES (1989) – 10 min.

DHRUPAD (1982) – 68 min.


( The screenings will be exclusively on 35mm format )