|Arun Kamal @ The Young Poet's Meet|
A parallel seminar on Literature and Cinema and Literature and Media were held. One session where eminent literate Adoor Gopalakrishnan was the chair, who lamented that of late even Doordarshan, whose public mandate is to air public interest films, has stopped showing good films under the pressure of the need to be commercially viable. Girish Kasaravalli read a paper on Fiction into Film: Kannada Cinema; Vaasanthi read a paper on Fiction into Film: Tamil Cinema and Sanjay Mukhopadhyay read paper on Fiction into Film: Bengali Cinema. Second session was chaired by Chandrashekhar Kambar, who gave a brilliant overview of film scenario in India and then invited Samik Bandyopadhyay to read a paper on Fiction into Film: Satyajit Ray and C.S. Venkiteswaran presented paper on Fiction into Film: Adoor Gopalakrishnan. Third session was chaired by Harish Trivedi and Om Thanvi presented paper on Fiction into Film: Hindi Cinema; Ganesh Matkari read paper on Fiction into Film: Marathi Cinema and S.V. Srinivasa Rao presented paper on Fiction into Film: Telugu Cinema.
|Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay @ |
The National Seminar on Literature and Cinema
One of the Akademi’s aims is to take the best of literary fruits to all - not just grown-ups but the youth as well. Hence, alongside the seminar, Akademi also organized special events to attract interest and involve youth in whose hands rests the promise and future of our literary and artistic expressions. Under this, a new programme Yuva Sahiti has been launched involving young writers.