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Arvind Kejriwal, Rituparna Sengupta inaugurate Bangla Cine Utsab-2018

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, to and Bengali Rituparna today inaugurated the 11th edition of Bangla Utsab-2018 here.

Organised by Bengal Association, the three-day-long festival, will showcase ten full length feature films and ten short films by renowned filmmakers as well as budding Bangla directors and producers.

"Bengal's culture is very rich and the language is really very sweet and I hope the academy will nurture and celebrate that culture.

"Since past 60 years has been demanding Bengal Academy, we have decide to create the academy. I believe it is a great for more than 50 lakh Bengalis living in that now they will soon have their own The orders and notifications have been passed. And I am sure next year we will do Bangla on a much bigger scale," Kejriwal said at the inauguration ceremony.

Bangla films like "Mayurakshi", "Pupa", "Bhalobasar Bari", "Haami", "Rainbow Jelly", "Benche Thakar Gaan", "Babar Naam Ganghiji", "Ahare Mone" and "Maacher Jhol" will be screened during the festival.

Sengupta's "Bhalobasar Bari" was screened today at the festival and the said she was happy to see the efforts of is making to promote the region's cinema.

"I am so proud to be here. I am really happy that we have so many film enthusiasts in Delhi, who are willing to explore I will always be there for if they need my support in promoting our cinema," she said.

The film extravaganza will conclude on August 12 and "Maacher Jhol" will be the closing feature of the festival.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 20:15 IST