January 15, 2010

Shyam Benegal's 'Manthan' to be screened at Berlinale

Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal's National award winning movie "Manthan" will be screened at the fourth Culinary Cinema at the 60th edition of Berlinale Film Festival.

"Manthan", released in 1976, will be among 11 films revolving around the relationship between food and love, nature, and the environment that will be presented in the section, a release on the official website of the film festival stated.

Set amidst the backdrop of the White Revolution of India (Operation Flood) which brought in an era of plentiful production and distribution of milk, the movie was financed by 500,000 dairy farmers who donated Rs.2 each.

While the Berlinale is to be held Feb 11-21, the Culinary Cinema will be held from Feb 14-19.



Pardesi said...

There was a time when the cooperative movement was at its peak and in Anand, Gujarat a milk cooperetaive was churning out butter (Amul) for the entire country! Manthan is based on that movement, it is the story behind how it all began and is a beautiful beautiful film. It is studded with acting talent, one of Benegal's finest.

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