Special highlight of the festival: Punekars can make the most out of the Free entry to all the programs of the festival!
Pune, April 7, 2017: Raja Paranjape Pratisthan is back with its 8th edition of the ‘Raja Paranjape’ Festival which will commence on April 14 and go on till April 20, 2017 in Pune. Ashutosh Gowarikar, Jitendra Joshi, Mahesh Kale, Medha Manjrekarwill receive the Raja Paranjape Sanman, while the Marathi and Hindi veteran Actor Mohan Joshi will be graced with the Raja Paranjape Lifetime Achievement Award.
Archana Rane( President, Raja Paranjape Pratisthan) during the Press Conference shed some insight on the festival details. She said “the memories of Raja Paranjape continue to reside in the minds of many and the main motive behind organizing this festival is to reach out to the next generation as well.
Since Raja Paranjape’s birthday is celebrated on April 20, the festival has been organized during the same time as well- April 14- April 20. All these events mark as a highlight of one joyous festival
The free entry passes for the festival will be available at the Bharat Natya Mandir as per the following dates and time:
April 12 and 13 April: 10:00am- 12:00 noon and evening 5:00pm – 8:00 pm
April 14: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
The following number is available for making enquiries regarding the festival details:+91 8308308686/+918975408686
During the seven days of the festival, along with the screening of the Raja Paranjape films, semi-classical program, drama, theatre shows and program based on Raja Paranjape’s popular film songs will also be featured.
The festival will be held at the Bharat Natya Mandirand National Film archives of India (NFAI) at Law Road College.
The inaugural function will take place on Friday, April 14 at 5 pm at the hands of Senior actor Shri. Mohan Aagashe. Archana Rane (President, Raja Paranjape Pratisthan ) shared further details about the festival. She mentioned that after the inaugural ceremony the Paranjape sanman will be presented toAshutosh Gowarikar, Jitendra Joshi, Mahesh Kale, Medha Manjrekar at the hands of Shri. Mohan Aagashe. Sudhir Gadgilwill interview the sanman holders
In this edition of the festival on the last day Senior Marathi and Hindi veteran actor- Mohan Joshi will receive the Raja Paranjape Lifetime Achievement Award. The highlight of the festival will be the audio-visual program based onselected songsfrom Raja Paranjape films.
The Schedule of the Festival is as follows:
5:00 Pm – Kathak performance ‘NRITYAMAN’ by Manisha Sathe’s group at Bharat Natya Mandir.
6:00 Pm – Inauguration of Raja Paranjape Festival by Sr. actor Mr. Mohan Agashe at Bharat Natya Mandir.
Raja Paranjape Sanman presentation to the celebrities and interview by Mr. Sudhir Gadgil
10:00 Am– Screening of the film ‘Lakhachi Goshta’ at NFAI, Law College Road
1:00 Pm– Screening of the film ‘Baikocha Bhau’ at NFAI, Law College Road.
5:00 Pm– Drama Presentation ‘Khatara’ at the Bharat Natya Mandir.
10:00 Am– Screening of the film ‘Ha Majha Marg Ekla’ at NFAI, Law college Road
1:00 Pm– Screening of the film ‘Pedgaonche Shahane’ at NFAI, Law College Road.
5: 00 Pm- ‘Brand Baja Barat’ a musical drama will be presented.
10:00 Am– Screening of the film ‘Oon Paus’ at NFAI, Law College Road,
1:00 Pm – Screening of the film ‘Waradi Vajantri’ at NFAI, Law College Road,
5:00 Pm– A singing program ‘Abhangrang’ based on the life of saints will take place at Bharat Natya Mandir.
10:00 Am– Screening of the film ‘Ganget Ghode Nahale’ at NFAI, Law College Road,
1:00 Pm– Screenig of the film ‘Pudeche Paul’ at NAFI, Law College Road.
5:00 Pm– A family drama ‘Ankur‘ will be presentedat Bharat Natya Mandir
10:00 Am– Screening of the film ‘Santha Vahate Krushna Mai’ at NFAI, Law College Road,
1:00 Pm– Screening of the film ‘Jagachya Pathivar’ at NFAI, Law College Road,
5:00 Pm-‘NATYARANG’ – a musical program based on classical drama songs will be presented at Bharat Natya Mandir.
The closing ceremony will commence at 4:30pm during which the Raja Paranjape Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Shri. Mohan Joshiby Pune city Mayor Mrs. Mukta Tilak at Bharat Natya Mandir. ; Lakhachi Goshta ‘ – A musical program based on Raja Paranjape’s film songs will be presented.
Raja Paranjape always encouraged and supported aspiring artists, and it is through this festival that the same is aimed to be delivered to all the potential talent out there.
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