Vikalp Bengaluru has organised the Film Festival of VK Murthy, who
was honoured by Indian President Pratibha Patil with the Dada Saheb
Phalke Award at 56th National Awards ceremony on March 19. The
event will be held on 27th March 2010 at Khincha Auditorium,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bangalore. At 3 pm, the
programme will have a screening of VK Murthy"s favourite work Hindi
feature film Pyaasa (1957).
At 6 pm onwards, interaction with VK Murthy will be held.
Cinematographer Navroze Contractor welcomes V.K. Murthy. Renowned
filmmaker Govind Nihalani will be screening a short film on VK
Murthy and he will also share stories of his days with VK Murthy.
His biographer Uma Rao will also talk about her association with
him. The event is open to all.
Late actor Dr. Rajkumar was the first Kannadiga to be honoured
with Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Now, Veteran cameraman, who has spent
most of his life in Bollywood film industry and is presently
staying in Bangalore, has become the second Kannadiga to get this
honour. It is really a great matter of pride for Kannadigas.
However, VK Murthy is one of the most renowned cinematographer
of the Hindi film Industry and is best known for his work in
Chaudvin ka Chand and Pakeezah. He has worked as
cameraman for several movies of Guru Dutt. He has also worked with
directors like Pramod Chakraborthy, Shyam Benegal and Govind
VK Murthy will always be revered for the most magnificent works
of the black and white era of Indian films. Some of his popular
movies are Pakeezah, Razia Sultana, Ziddi, Love in Tokyo, Naya
Zamana and Tamas.