Hauteur Verte Concludes With Valedictory Function
Environmental issues have increasingly become a topic in film and television and within the last two decades, commercial film with environmentalism themes have been released all over the world, said eminent Hindi film actor, Mr Raza Murad while attending the valedictory function of the Hauteur Verte, an International Film-Festival organised by the University Eco Club, Cultural Education Centre, Aligarh Muslim University in which 40 powerful short films and documentaries from Iran, France and Oman on environment-conservation, pollution, use of biogas and oxygen depletion were screened.
Mr Murad, who received the Life-Time-Membership award at the festival also discussed his journey from schools days in Bhopal, when at times he studied under the street lights to the mainstream Hindi cinema.
During a special interactive session with students, the noted actor said talked about his film roles in the mid-1960s and 70s when he played characters of brotherly figures to villainous roles.
“I played a variety of roles in over-five-decade journey as an actor,” said Mr Murad adding that from working in films of Subash Ghai and Raj Kapoor to doing web-series, he survived because of hard work. Mr Murad also shared tips on becoming successful in life during the session.
Meanwhile, Aqsa Arif received the best-actress award for Roshni and Mohd Asif bagged the best-director award for Urjaa. Mohammad Salman received the award for best-cinematography for Urjaa and Bunty's Trees was given the best-animation. Best-film and best-documentary awards were given to Manni and The Sparrow respectively.
Prof F S Sheerani (Coordinator, CEC) presided over the function, while Mr Furqan Ahmad (Eco Club, Secretary) presented the annual report.