In Titli and Mukti Bhawan, Lalit Behl's binary portrayals of two fathers who cast a tall shadow on their sons
Lalit Behl's demise is a reminder of his performance in Mukti Bhawan, which made one believe death can be dignified even when the road leading to it is full of missteps and potholes. It is a useful thought in the current time.
A known stage actor, Lalit began his career directing and producing Doordarshan telefilms like Tapish, Aatish, Sunehri Jild and worked on the TV show Afsane as an actor.
Shuruaat Ka Twist movie review: Neena Gupta and Chunky Panday join a likeable cast in an uneven anthology
Shuruaat Ka Twist is a six-part omnibus volume of short films, its distinctive feature being that the directors are all debutants who have been mentored by Bollywood stalwarts.
This is the most significant achievement of Shubhashish Bhutiani’s debut feature Mukti Bhawan is how he deals with the inevitability of death.
Mukti Bhawn premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, where 25-year-old Bhutiani was awarded the Prix Enrico Fulchignoni by the UNESCO jury. It stars Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl and will release in April.
Titli has earlier won at various international film festivals at places like Bordeaux, Hawaii, New York, Turkey and Spain.