**Dhenkanal: ** Three-day-long “Filmi Chakkar-2” began today at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) here. While the special programme is slated to wind up on January 16, the inaugural day marked a workshop based on movie.
Gracing the inaugural function, national award winner cine critic Dr Piyush Roy in his keynote speech said that movie not only entertains the public, but also enlightens the public by inculcating knowledge. It can also influence the public opinion.
The distinguished film critic also said that Indian entertainment industry has employed the highest number of persons. Every year, around Rs 200 crore worth tickets are sold.
He further stated that regional film industry has also grown significantly.
He opined, “If the entertainment industry is so big, it is pertinent to be well aware of its various angles. Hence, this workshop would be beneficial in this context. But, the movie correspondents should be alert while presenting or filing news related to the cinema. In today’s era of fake news, the movie correspondents should be apt enough to differentiate between the right and wrong.”
Hence, Dr Roy laid stress on being well-versed with the history of Indian cinema.
Presiding over the special programme, IIMC Regional Director Dr Mrunal Chatterjee said that students keen on entertainment journalism should know well of movie’s technical aspect, its reporting and critical appreciation.
He remarked that this three-day programme has been organized by the IIMC keeping all these aspects in view and hoped that it would definitely benefit the students pursuing journalism here.
The second session of the inaugural day was marked with workshop on ‘appreciation of movie’. It was organized by Dr Piyush Roy.
Similarly, the valedictory session symposium on January 16 has the topic entitled ‘Political Reflection on Indian Cinema’.
On the occasion, Dr Piyush Roy’s documentary “Pleasures, Prejudice, Pride – An Indian Way of Filmmaking” was released. Also books entitled “Manoranjan Sambadikata” published by IIMC, Dhenkanal and “Pathey Prantarey” authored by Dr Mrunal Chatterjee was unveiled.
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