The 13th Habitat Film Festival in Delhi offers a feast of regional cinema

Vidyun M Singh, director programmes, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, emphasises that the festival has carved a niche as one solely dedicated to Indian regional cinema

Still from Ajji

If the death of screen legend Sridevi in February inspired sections of the media only to titillate rather than inform audiences, her posthumous recognition with a National Award for one of her less remarkable roles was conveniently populist. For those looking for a genuine tribute, the ongoing 13th Habitat Film Festival in New Delhi holds promise with a discussion and screening of 16 Vayathinile, one of her early films that vaulted the child actor to superstardom. This edition of the film fest also honours late actor-producer Shashi Kapoor, bringing into focus his contribution to ...