Shringar owner Shyam Shroff seen at Take 2


MUMBAI: Take 2, the annual documentary film festival ended on a high note. With ten documentary films being screened, Take 2 proved to be the platform to showcase the talent of final year media students of the K C College, Churchgate.

The event saw high profile guests like censor board member Nandini Sardesai, Shyam Shroff (owner of Shringar cinemas), Anahita Oberoi (Theatre artiste and actor), actor Bomi Kapadia and Maati Maay director Chitra Palekar.  

Commenting on the films made, censor board member Nandini sardesai said, “It is great to see talented young filmmakers showcase their work. Events like these prove to be a great platform for them and their work.” The films showcased covered an array of topics like the pressing need for electricity conservation in Mumbai (Shock and Awe), the case of farmer suicides in vidarbha (Aamchi maati, Aamcha maanas), growth of consumerism (Consumerism) and witch hunting. 

The event that ran for over three hours progressed smoothly and was judged by director and cinematographer Pranav Ashar and Jimmy Mistry. Commenting on the level of work, Pranav Ashar, who will soon be organising an international film festival, said “I can assure you that all of these films will be shown in a theatre, they are great and extremely well executed”. 

The winning documentary was that of the farmers’ suicides in Vidarbha (Aamchi maati, Aamcha maanas) and the filmmakers were awarded a cash prize along with a trophy.