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Mumbai museum gears up for Bimal Roy exhibition

June 24, 2014 18:18 IST

Mumbai museum gears up for Bimal Roy exhibition



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The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, located in Mumbai, is all set to host an exhibition to honour the legacy of legendary filmmaker Bimal Roy.

Starting July 7, Bimal Roy memorabilia will be on display at the Curator's gallery for two weeks.

Bimal Roy's family has opened the treasury to Roy's personal belongings -- posters, photographs, costumes, contracts, song books including rare ones of New Theatre classics like Maya and Mukti, the Arriflex camera he used to shoot Bandini among others.

His classics Bandini, Sujata and Madhumati will also be screened. There will be short talks by eminent academics before a film screening to enhance the experience of watching a black and white movie.

In addition to this, filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur is scheduled to conduct a workshop on film preservation and theatre personality Nivedita Baunthiyal will hold a film/theatre appreciation workshop for municipal school children.

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