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NFDC to bring out home videos of Mani Kaul’s films

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has decided to launch home videos of the priceless works of late director Mani Kaul.

Kaul, who was a believer of “new and bold cinema”, passed away in Delhi July 6 following a prolonged illness. He was 66.

“We are trying to bring out home videos of his films. We are also trying to showcase his movies at different film festivals,” Nina Lath Gupta, managing director of NFDC, told IANS.

NFDC also organised a meeting to pay tribute to the eminent filmmaker and it was atteneded by directors like Anurag Kashyap, Rajat Kapoor and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

Gupta said Mani started his career as a filmmaker with NFDC so they are trying to preserve his works.

“Mani Kaul began his career with NFDC. He was also supposed to do his next film with us. He was an exceptional man. I think it’s a big loss for the entire filmmaking community.

“We are restoring his films. We have already restored ‘Duvidha’ (1973) and ‘Uski Roti’ (1970). We are working to preserve ‘Ashad Ka Ek Din’ (1971) and ‘Nazar’ (1989),” said Gupta.

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