Mahindra Sanatkada Festival Year 2015
In 2015, the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival explored the link between Awadh and the Bombay film industry with 'Filmi Duniya mein Awadh'. A significant highlight of this festival was the compilation of a directory where the career of actors, directors, writers and technicians hailing from Awadh was traced, the portrayal of Lucknow in films was researched and a short history of cinema houses in Lucknow was compiled. In addition to this directory, noted people from Awadh who are a part of the Film industry like Atul Tiwari, Yatindra Mishra, Shama Zaidi and Shudhir Mishra conducted discussions on the depiction of the Muslim social in Indian cinema and the role writers and singers from Awadh in defining trends in lyrics and music in Indian cinema. Rekha Bhardwaj and an all girls band Indiva enthralled the audience with their renderings of film songs from the yesteryears. Products like Haathi Chaap's stationary, Aviran's indigo kurtas, shirts and skirts and Manushi's silver jewellery were very popular with all visitors to the festival.
Picture Gallery 2015
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